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Fla. truck driver hospitalized after Cumberland County assault

Posted May 2, 2013

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— A Florida truck driver was being treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center early Thursday after being assaulted on Goldsboro Road near Interstate 95, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities found Wael Wael, of Jacksonville, early Wednesday after a passerby noticed him lying on the median.

He was listed in critical condition Thursday morning.

No information about the assault was released, but Cumberland County authorities were seeking the public's help. 

Anyone with information about the incident that could help investigators should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.

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  • Obamacare survives May 3, 2013

    There was a study done a while ago which basically asserted that if told to do so, most people would hurt or kill another human being for a few dollars.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

    Another study which I can't remember shows most people would kill a stranger for nothing in return if given the freedom to do so without fear of retaliation.

    You're welcome.

  • rocket May 3, 2013

    "I hate to overstate the obvious but why would you not send your best wishes and/or prayers?"

    Same reason you didn't? But good point. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

  • cseanwatts May 2, 2013

    Let's try and see if I still get censored....

    Turbo and rocket, the driver's name is in the article. It's 'Wael' (NOT 'Wail' or 'Whale') but pronounced "Wah-ELL." It is, in fact, Arabic. Depending on which part of the Mid-East it could mean 'rescue' or 'shelter.' So, YES at the least his name is of Middle Eastern descent. I hate to overstate the obvious but why would you not send your best wishes and/or prayers?

  • dsalter May 2, 2013

    Just...in the median? Why did he stop the truck in the first place? The details will come out.

    Terkel

    There's a fuel stop near there.

  • turbo08 May 2, 2013

    "He was of Middle Eastern descent, so this might be considered a hate crime."

    What's your source?
    rocket

    None. You can actually compare these types of people who leave comments like this to the Boston bombing suspect. He also went on the internet and made delusional comments about Americans.

  • rocket May 2, 2013

    "He was of Middle Eastern descent, so this might be considered a hate crime."

    What's your source?

  • Obamacare survives May 2, 2013

    He was of Middle Eastern descent, so this might be considered a hate crime.

  • Scubagirl May 2, 2013

    was his truck nearby? Hope he will recover.

  • Terkel May 2, 2013

    Just...in the median? Why did he stop the truck in the first place? The details will come out.

  • Obamacare survives May 2, 2013

    Wow, welcome to North Carolina. Pathetic.