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Car crashes into porch of Raleigh triplex

Posted March 30, 2012

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— A 45-year-old Raleigh woman crashed into the porch of a house on Wake Forest Road Thursday night after losing control of her car and crossing five lanes of traffic, authorities said. 

Jacqueline Vega told Raleigh police her brakes weren't working well when she lost control of her car. Vega swiped a phone pole and tree before hitting the porch of a triplex at 2034 Wake Forest Rd. 

No one was injured in the incident. Vega was charged with a safe movement violation. 

No people were displaced from the triplex because of the damage to the porch, but a City of Raleigh building inspector was scheduled to visit the property Friday to inspect the damage. 


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  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Mar 30, 2012

    thanks squirreling dervish.... i was driving down wake forest rd in my head, trying to picture where this was located...i know eastgate s/c is 4025, monecito is 3939, was trying to go from there... and thanks to you, now i can picture where it is.

  • dgcreech Mar 30, 2012

    I love how everyone jumps on a bandwagon that the brakes were malfunctioning long before she drove the car down Wake Forest Rd - who knows, they could have messed up on her way home right then or perhaps they stuck and she was trying to free them while losing control? Just think about that, because this happened to me a few years ago, only I was quite fortunate in that I was only 1 mile from my home and made it there safely.

  • not my real name Mar 30, 2012

    Stopping is key to driving folks. If you breaks aren't working good. GET THEM FIXED or park it. Good thing there wasn't kids playing on the porch. So, who's insurance covers damage to the porch?

  • Squirreling Dervish Mar 30, 2012

    2034 Wake Forest Rd@35.8334844,-78.6166103

    is actually the triplex...LOL. Ignore the map WRAL has. The accident is close to SNoopy's, not Eastgate.

  • jmf1073 2.0 Mar 30, 2012

    Wow, there are some absolutely horrible drivers in this area. It's pretty scary considering you're not even safe in your own home from half of these drivers.

  • AtALost Mar 30, 2012

    "I would love to examine the car's brakes and her cell phone log."

    I was thinking that too. Also, wondering if she has a license because her driving skills are definitely in question.

  • AtALost Mar 30, 2012

    Lot of vehicles on the road don't appear to be properly maintained. Wish LEO's would make more stops for 'faulty equipment' and 'reckless driving' (an indication of distracted driving or faulty equipment). Sad that people risk their lives and others instead of having good tires and brakes.

  • davidgnews Mar 30, 2012

    I was admiring the 'God is my pilot' front plate on the car.

    Maybe she should switch to GPS.

  • Mr. French Mar 30, 2012

    Thanks Squirreling. My bad. BUT - the map attached to the story is not accurate. The address is inside the beltline up near Snoopy's Hot Dogs. This map shows it being out towards Eastgate.

  • Squirreling Dervish Mar 30, 2012

    Mr. French

    Yes there is. Look it up. I found it quite easily on the Wake County Real Estate Data summary page. Converted from Duplex to Triplex in 1995.