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Driver charged in tractor-trailer wreck on I-440

Posted April 28, 2010

— Raleigh police charged a woman after, they say, she caused a wreck with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 440 late Tuesday.

Police said that Rosa Marie Campos-Cabbera, 25, swerved in front a tractor-trailer as she entered I-440 East from Wake Forest Road around 10:30 p.m. Her car bounced off the tractor-trailer, hit another car and bounced back into the tractor-trailer.

Cabbera's car was pinned underneath the tractor-trailer, and crews had to extricate her, police said. She had minor injuries.

Caberra was charged with an unsafe movement violation and driving without an operator's license.

All but one lane of I-440 East was closed during rescue operations.


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  • oleguy Apr 28, 2010

    Well you can blame the liberals, Sometime you need to take care of things yourself. It time we took our country back, Vote the sorry group we have in office out. Rep. and Dem. they are all the same. Re Elect No One,,,

  • wildcat Apr 28, 2010

    Good job officers for charging the right person.

  • Mugu Apr 28, 2010

    Maybe the semi was really a white elephant and 440/Wake Forest was just a corner in a big room... and there was something under that elephant.

  • wralgolo2 Apr 28, 2010

    This was a legal US citizen, but the LEO's took no action against.

    I saw her operating the vehicle again a day later after verifying with her insurance company that her policy wasn't active and called the police. I was then approached by the officer that made the stop, saying that I was harassing this individual. Apparently the officer was in trouble for the way the stop was handled since I notified the chief.

    I promptly suggested she call her chief and let me speak to him, she (the LEO) shut up not too long after that.

    Just because they have done something wrong doesn't guarantee they'll be charged with it.

  • wralgolo2 Apr 28, 2010

    chance : Her vehicle very well may have been insured is what I'm mentioning. If it were not, she would have been charged. Perhaps her husband, relative? Who knows?

    Not necessarily true. I was the victim of a hit and run in Lillington, NC; after following the driver through town (myself maintaining a safe speed, her not and blowing through a roadblock) I arrived to the location where she was finally stopped.

    I notified the officer what had happened as I was still on the phone with dispatch. They verified she had no liscense and cited her for it.

    They verified she had ficticious plates, because the vehicle wasn't registered in this state, had WV plates. She should have been cited for no registration, but didn't. Because the vehicle wasn't registered, there was no insurance. One would have thought the officers would have cited her for this as well, they did not.

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Apr 28, 2010

    no license? gee, imagine that....don't suppose she was at least carrying insurance to cover the damages she caused?

  • RainierBeer Apr 28, 2010

    she had no business being behind the wheel

  • estrauch Apr 28, 2010

    I totally agree with wralgolo2. Call it profiling or whatever you want. The facts remain she is of hispanic decent without insurance and a drivers license. She had no business being behind the wheel. Personally, when I'm on the road, I try to stay away from people who might be high risk drivers...including very young drivers who may have just gotten their license. I hardly think it is wrong to be a defensive driver and want to protect myself, my car and the occupants in my car. And it is true there have been a lot of stories in the news of accidents and deaths involving hispanics with no license or insurance. I really don't have any suggestions of how to solve this problem unfortunately. This may go back to the source...border control.

  • freedomrings Apr 28, 2010

    chance : Her vehicle very well may have been insured is what I'm mentioning. If it were not, she would have been charged. Perhaps her husband, relative? Who knows?

  • meh2 Apr 28, 2010

    Too bad our government will not act to protect us from this invasion.