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Falling car stops I-95 traffic in Dunn

Posted March 12, 2015
Updated March 13, 2015

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— Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at mile marker 72 were briefly closed Thursday afternoon after a vehicle fell off a car transport truck.

A vehicle on top of the trailer hit the bridge over the highway at Springbranch Road, then side-swiped a passing SUV, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. Another vehicle was hit by debris.

The bridge was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

The truck driver was cited for having an overheight vehicle, troopers said.

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  • Mike Jones Mar 13, 2015
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    OVER HIEGT VEHICLE lights already exist and I last knew of at least 3 on I 95 north of the Mason Dixon.

  • Edward Anderson Mar 13, 2015
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    Whose money do you expect to be spent on this hypothetical project? Why can't the truck drivers just be *expected* to do their d**rn job? They are supposedly professionals who are trianed to know the height of their vehicle and to be aware that a 16' load will not fit under a 14' underpass.

  • Eric Murray Mar 13, 2015
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    One day there will be sensors that measure the height of the approaching vehicle and flashing sign will warn the driver to let them know they are exceeding a safe height.

  • Christopher Rose Mar 13, 2015
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    I saw this exact same type of accident happen about a year ago on business 40 in Winston Salem. Watched a bridge take the top off 3 cars on the top of a car carrier trailer. I had an explosion of debris come flying back all over the road.