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Crash closes part of Gregson Street in Durham

Posted July 26, 2010

— Durham police said the 400 block of Gregson Street would be closed until about 9:30 a.m. Monday due to a crash.

"The driver of a Nissan Maxima lost control of her vehicle, ran off Gregson Street near Gloria Avenue and hit two parked vehicles," police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said. "The Maxima then struck a large trailer, causing the trailer to overturn."

The driver of the Maxima was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No other information was released.


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  • withnailharrison Jul 27, 2010

    @ dacoty,
    one fact i can glean from that story is that it doesn't say where the driver is from. so, you're assumption that the driver is from durham looks an awful lot like durham bashing to me.

  • dacoty Jul 26, 2010

    I AM NOT BASHING DURHAM - It's a fact! A lot of people in Durham CAN'T DRIVE. Cops don't care. And i never said this is only in Durham. Get off your high horse.

  • Z Man Jul 26, 2010

    Just how fast was she going for goodness sake?

    But dacoty is right, the cops don't care because they are preoccupied with murders, muggings, and drive by shootings.

  • withnailharrison Jul 26, 2010

    Durham bashers, give us a break. People drive poorly in cities everywhere, don't be so naive. The problem with this area is exactly what 68_Polara is getting at - no north-south highway to get drivers north of durham to the durham freeway. NCDOT has it's teeth in the residential streets gregson/duke/roxboro/mangum/avondale/alston, and maintains them as 1-way speed thoroughfares for the convenience of commuters. hence, people routinely hit 55 mph on these 35mph streets trying to get to and from work. this is why accidents happen. Things will not change in these corridors until either the durham police starts to seriously enforce speed limits, or the east end connector is built and NCDOT cedes these streets back to the city of durham, allowing the city to make them 2-way again. BRING ON THE EAST END CONNECTOR!!

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Jul 26, 2010

    Problems like non driving?

  • 68_polara Jul 26, 2010

    Diving in Durham is an experience. Just this morning I was stopping for a yellow light turning red. A baby blue Taurus with cheesy after market plastic stick on chrome slapped above the wheel wells hit the gas whipped around me and flew through the intersection under a red light so that they wouldn't have to be inconvenienced by having to yield the right of way. Someone's parents need to take back their car before some one gets killed. Sold the motorcycle this spring be cause of shenanigans like this.

  • wraltv Jul 26, 2010

    LOL!! You are both too funny!! ONLY in Durham do people exhibit this type of behavior - NOT!

    Durham-bashing is so last decade! It's a diversified city, that has good and bad points like anywhere else.

    People please, get over yourselves!

    And have a wonderful week!

    Born in Durham, @ Duke, and love my city!

  • dacoty Jul 26, 2010

    People in Durham can't drive. They don't use turn signals. They cut others off. They drive really fast in places they should not. The cops don't really care. Accidents like this are not a surprise, i see it all the time.

  • 68_polara Jul 26, 2010

    Durham is the only city that I know of that has no limited access highway to move traffic from north to south and visa versa. From east to west 85 and 40 are available. The only way to travel form north to south in the north side of the city are Guess Rd, Gregson/ Duke, or Roxoboro Rd. In the south side Hope Vally, Fayetteville Rd, or Alston Ave. Every one of these roads run through residential neighborhoods. Until such a high highway is built problems like this are bound to happen.