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Alcohol Involved in Johnston County Crash

Posted July 21, 2007

— Alcohol was involved in two-vehicle accident that left three people injured on U.S. Highway 70 in Johnston County, said police.

One car crossed the median and struck a second car around 4 a.m. Saturday, said State Highway Patrol officers. The accident occurred in the 5500 block of U.S. 70 just outside of Wilsons Mills.

Johnston County sheriff's deputies found three occupants of the vehicles unresponsive when they responded to the accident.

Two victims were taken to WakeMed, including one with serious injuries and possible head trauma. The third victim was treated at Johnston Memorial Hospital, said troopers.

Police have not released the names of the people involved in the accident.


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  • JBunny Jul 21, 2007

    I work odd hours (swing shifts, late shifts) and I think it is almost funny how people who do the whole 9 - 5 thing are so OBLVIOUS of anyone else who works different hours.

    I agree with Steve - sometimes I end up at WalMart in the early AM (because I'm on my way home from work and would like to pick something up for dinner - hahaha). I do wish I lived in a far bigger city that took into account that not everyone works banking hours. Would I love to have a 24 hour Barnes and Noble!! And maybe a mall...

    And as far as drinking and cigarettes go - IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL'S CHOICE to imbibe those substances. It is up the adult who purchases those items to be responsible with them - NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

    Prohibition didn't work. How can the government be RESPONSIBLE? Get real, Go Panthers.

  • mom2threecld Jul 21, 2007

    time of day shouldn't have anything to do with it. drinking and driving is stupid, and surely a responsible person wouldn't drink and drive, so one could only think if you have one drink or ten, don't be a dumbass and drink and drive. iq of 66, for certain

  • yougottabekidding Jul 21, 2007

    As a former truck driver, I can tell you that a lot of good people are out at that time of the morning just trying to live their lives the best that they can without bothering any one else. I still like to drive during the pre-dawn hours.

  • mlmt4 Jul 21, 2007

    I seem to remember going to the hospital at 4 AM, in labor, one June morning (and another one an early August morning). The last time I flew out of RDU, I had a 6:15 AM flight, which required me to be at the airport at 4:45 AM for check-in. There are all sorts of people who have legitimate reasons to be on the road very early.

  • gopanthers Jul 21, 2007

    Oh and I agree - People who use either should take personal responsibility not the Government (that's not what I'm talking about). Government controls Acholol sales (a drug that kills). That's where I think they should have some responsibility. Cigarettes - Acholol all the same - both kills. If big tobacco can be accountable then so can ABC.

  • gopanthers Jul 21, 2007

    Rolling Along - both addictive drugs and nobody forces anyone to do either smoke or drink which both kills. If not the governments responsibilty then why did they let the Tobacco Industry get punished in Class Action Suits against them across the entire country.

  • Rolling Along Jul 21, 2007

    Not the governments' responsibility. People in this country don't seem to understand PERSONAL Responsibility. I drink on occasion, when I do I DON'T DRIVE! How hard is that? You make your choices and suffer the consequences. Unfortunately people who don't take responsibility for their actions quite often injure, maim or kill innocent victims.

  • gopanthers Jul 21, 2007

    When is ABC/Government going to start taking responsibility for their product destroying lives like the Cigarette Industry was held accountable some years back. Nobody forced the smokers to smoke like nobody forces you to drink and Booze like cigarettes is addictive and kills.

  • Steve Crisp Jul 21, 2007

    I often drive at that hour and I am up to good, not no good. I am fortunate that my life allows me to sleep when I'm tired, wake up when I'm not, and eat when I'm hungry. My life is on my schedule, no one else's. And most of the time I go to the grocery store. Wal-Mart, and out to grab some food between midnight and 5 am. There are fewer people about, almost no one on the roads, and a lot quieter.

    I just wish a lot more things were open all night long. Like the malls. Or bookstores. Or lumber yards.

  • Rolling Along Jul 21, 2007

    I am quite often on the road at the hour on the way to one of my job sites to check on the crews that have been working all night. The lack of general intelligence and generalizations in many of these comments is mind boggling. I guess it does go to prove that you can teach anybody how to punch keys on a keyboard...