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Family From Delaware Crashes on I-95

Posted July 22, 2007

— Seven family members were transported to Southeastern Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries Sunday after their van crashed on Interstate 95 near mile marker 33.

Just before 1 p.m., a vehicle traveling northbound on I-95 swerved into the lane of the van, which was also traveling northbound, officials said. The van ran off the road to avoid a collision, overturned and flipped several times, according to highway patrol.

Officials said the seven people in the van are from Delaware and are all related. The driver is the mother of two of the passengers. The passengers range in age from 8 to 15 years old.


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  • boingc Jul 23, 2007

    Not only do they have to patrol--they need to do something about it. I recently saw a driver tailgating a MARKED state trooper vehicle on I-40. Must have been no more than 5 ft off his bumper, going about 75. The trooper gets in the right lane and the car passes. That's it--the trooper didn't do anything about it.

  • NC Sunshine Jul 23, 2007

    SouthWestRaleigh - I had one of those drivers cut in behind me within inches of my back bumper. Thought for a minute he was going to pull a "Dale Earnhardt" bump and run on me. I do wish the Durham PD would spend more time patrolling NC 147. Maybe, just maybe they could get some of the crazies off the road.

  • Timbo Jul 23, 2007

    Without blaming the driver of the van, some people don't drive defensively. I am amazed at the folks that will get in the left lane and ride your blind spot.

  • boingc Jul 23, 2007

    Sarcasm for all of you who may miss the point...

  • boingc Jul 23, 2007

    Oh, you mean when changing lanes I'm supposed to pay attention and not interfer with the other driver? I thought it was the other way around--I drive an expedition/explorer/tahoe, and when I want to come over I'm gonna do it--isn't it YOUR job to get out of MY way?

  • isabella731 Jul 23, 2007

    And I suppose the driver of the other vehicle never even looked back. Probably didn't even know it had happened. I go back and forth to the VA Hospital in Durham sometimes 3 or 4 times a month, and I notice that on 40 Hwy and 147 (the Durham Freeway), a lot of people do drive like bats out of you know where. To top that, maybe 7 (being generous)out of 10 are usually on a cell phone. New bumper sticker: Save a Life...Pull over to Make that Call.

  • SouthWestRaleigh Jul 23, 2007

    No doubt. The lesson here should be watch out. There are idiots who will cut within inches (literally) of you bumper at 75+ mph. If you are driving, pay attention.

  • 68_polara Jul 23, 2007

    And I agree with the probably yapping on phone comment. We have so many driving distractions these days.

  • SouthWestRaleigh Jul 23, 2007

    Hey 68, now I agree with you. I drive fast. But like you said, when both lanes are full AND going 75 what is this fools point? I agree he is an idiot. See, you and I are cool now.

  • 68_polara Jul 23, 2007

    so he must have thought not cop would dare right him a ticket, funny I would have loved to see him get caught, I hope it happens before he gets killed or kills some one else.