An Apex woman was seriously hurt early Wednesday when her car crashed in northern Chatham County and she was thrown out of it because she was not wearing a seat belt, state troopers said.
The State Highway Patrol said Deborah Perkinson Johnson, 55, was driving a Ford Mustang about 4 a.m. on N.C. 751 near Lassiter Homestead Road, about a mile south of the Chatham-Durham county line. The car went off the road when Johnson lost control in a curve, patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon said.
The Mustang rolled over several times and landed right-side up with Johnson beneath it, he said.
It took about an hour for EMS crews and fighters to get her out. She was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Gordon said troopers would charge Johnson with speeding, traveling left of the center line and not wearing a seat belt.