Driver charged in Cameron Village wreck
Posted September 8, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A driver who struck three women and damaged a restaurant in the Cameron Village shopping center in Raleigh on Sunday was charged Thursday with careless and reckless driving, police said.
Raleigh police said that Betty Jo Boykin Sledge was pulling into a parking space outside the Noodles and Company restaurant when she accelerated, driving over the curb and into the outdoor seating area.
Sledge's 2003 gold Lexus sedan struck Suzanne Vogel, 31, of Raleigh, Karallen Haire, 31, of Garner, and Judith Igelman, 68, of Wake Forest, at 10 mph, tossing them from their seats, then struck the restaurant.
Vogel and Haire suffered minor cuts and bruises. They were treated at WakeMed and released. Igelman, 68, of Wake Forest, was in good condition at WakeMed on Thursday.
Sledge, 55, of Raleigh, was treated at Rex Hospital and released. Two passengers in her car weren't injured.
It's unclear what caused Sledge to lose control of her car and jump the curb.