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Cary road reopened after car accident

Posted September 30, 2008
Updated October 2, 2008

— A portion of Kildaire Farm Road near Penny Road was briefly shut down Tuesday night after a car whose driver was trying to avoid parked police cars wound up crashing into them instead, Cary police said.

Just before 7:30 p.m., two police cars were parked in the far-right lane on the southbound side of Kildaire Farm Road in front of St. Francis United Methodist Church, Cary Police Capt. Michael Williams said. Officers had responded to a call of a woman lying in the middle of the road. There was no word on why the woman was lying in the road.

A car traveling northbound entered the turning lane in order to enter a shopping center. A sports utility vehicle traveling south drifted into the center lane to give police room, and it hit the northbound vehicle head-on, Williams said.

As a result, the SUV flipped and hit both police cars. The officers were standing on the sidewalk and were unhurt.

Two people, including a small child, in the northbound vehicle were transported to a hospital, but no information about their conditions was available.

One person in the SUV was also transported to a hospital with unknown injuries.

The accident remains under investigation, Williams said.


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  • Just the facts mam Oct 1, 2008

    Police work is very dangerous - they can be hurt or killed on just a simple routine call like this - luckily they were not in the wrong place this time when this happened...

  • CaryCrazzy Oct 1, 2008

    Praying for everyone involve, that road in cary is going under heavy construction. That's why ya need to slow down.

  • WilloWSnapper Oct 1, 2008

    i bet these are the same fools who dont pull over for ambulances

  • acuranut Oct 1, 2008

    slowing down or moving over for emergency vehicles who are stopped with their lights flashing is not only a good idea, it is also the law. and this includes moving over for tow trucks. tow truck drivers are being killed while working in this country at an alarming rate. i guess you have to be a cop for it to make the news.

  • meh2 Oct 1, 2008

    The story includes the line "A sports utility vehicle traveling drifted..." - WRAL - what the heck is that supposed to mean? Hire someone who speaks, reads and writes standard English. Your hiring practices are pathetic.

  • Z Man Oct 1, 2008

    For goodness sake people, when you see police cars/activity, slow down! There's no reason for something like this to happen (except for excessive speed)! Where'd these Einstiens get their licenses? Simply carlessness and me-first attitudes.