At least 1 person hospitalized after car, cement mixer collide in Fuquay-Varina

Posted July 25

— Traffic along Piney Grove Rawls Road near Highway 401 in Fuquay-Varina was being rerouted Tuesday afternoon following a crash.

Sky 5 video showed that a passenger car and cement mixer had collided, causing significant damage to the car.

A medical helicopter was on the scene and transported at least one person.

At least 1 person hospitalized after car, cement mixer collide in Fuquay-Varina

There was no word on the extent of injuries.


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  • R.J. Ainsworth Jul 25, 8:34 p.m.
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    Sad for all involved...without knowing the facts surrounding this incident, I can say that it is a fact that this road and Piney Grove Wilbon Rd are extremely overpopulated with drivers who feel a winding two lane is a figurative race track. Considering I see drivers exceeding 100 mph on this road regularly, it isn't much of a surprise we made the news again this week.

  • Pete Knowles Jul 25, 8:00 p.m.
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    Okay, but actually these trucks do mix the concrete. I know you're an expert, but I've poured concrete, as well as excavated and formed it. The mix that is poured into these trucks will separate if not continuously put through a mixing process, since aggregate will settle. It needs to be continuously mixed until the pour on the job site.

  • Pete Knowles Jul 25, 7:55 p.m.
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    Gee, wonderful, have a good weekend.

  • Kevin Abernethy Jul 25, 7:51 p.m.
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    Maybe a pet peeve, but just can't. They don't mix cement. Long time concrete expert, licensed engineer, and former concrete contractor here.

  • Pete Knowles Jul 25, 7:27 p.m.
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    Kevin, since they've been on the road these trucks have also been called 'cement mixers', since they continuously 'mix' the concrete. Give it a break, please.

  • Kevin Abernethy Jul 25, 7:06 p.m.
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    It's a CONCRETE truck. Cement is an ingredient. (bangs head). Hope those involved are ok.