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Man charged with reckless driving in Lynn Road wreck

Posted August 1, 2008
Updated August 2, 2008

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— Police charged a motorist with a careless and reckless driving in a wreck along Lynn Road that left one person hospitalized early Friday.

Gregory Madison Adams, 36, of 2624 Burlington Mills Road in Wake Forest, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck west on Lynn Road when he ran a red light at Hilburn Drive around 7:20 a.m., according to the wreck report.

Christopher Lin, 32, of Raleigh, had a green light and had already proceeded into intersection from Hilburn, the police report says. The pickup struck the driver's side of Lin's 1997 Honda passenger car.

Both vehicles traveled more than 50 feet and crossed several lanes of traffic before coming to a stop in the eastbound lanes of Lynn Road, according the wreck report.

Rescuers had to cut Lin out of his Honda, according to a WRAL photographer at the scene. Lin suffered serious injuries and was listed in critical condition at WakeMed in Raleigh on Saturday evening.

Adams, who was not injured in the wreck, was also charged with a red-light violation.

The wreck report indicates that Adams had slowed from 45 mph to 35 mph and left 46-feet-long tire impressions before impact. Lin was going 20 mph when the wreck occurred.

The posted speed limit is 45 mph for Lynn Road and 30 mph for Hillburn.

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  • clintoflannagan Aug 1, 2008

    Excellent suggestion BIGCHEESECAMATO. Not only will that suggestion save your life, but if you don't look before going into the intersection and you get hit and injured by someone, even if they ran the red light, you're likely to be found contributorily negligent and won't be able to recover for your injuries.

    Also, I'd be willing to bet $10 that the driver of the pickup truck either has no insurance coverage or miniumum limits ($30,000). Unfortunately, Mr. Lin has probably already wracked up that much in medical bills. If he does have insurance his insurance company will try to claim that Mr. Lin was negligent.

    Hope he achieves a full recovery.

  • Red Aug 1, 2008

    Yes, it's news. It was news enough for a friend of mine passing through the area over an hour after the accident to call and make sure it wasn't me as I drive a similar looking car to the victim. He said it was one of the worst accidents he's ever seen.

  • FaceDown-AKA_Maggie Aug 1, 2008

    It is news to those of us who are worrying about him. . . .

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Aug 1, 2008

    Another accident caused by some out towner in his big ole gas guzzlin pickup. Learn to drive or stay out of Raleigh!
    But Bigcheese is so correct. You have to assume that red lights mean the otehr guy is supposed to stop. Doesn't mean they have to.

  • jinx Aug 1, 2008

    THIS is news? A traffic accident?

  • BIGCHEESECAMATO Aug 1, 2008

    THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE ANYONE. IF YOU ARE STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT IN ONE DIRECTION AND WHEN YOUR LIGHT CHANGES GREEN, DO NOT PUNCH THE GAS OR FLOOR IT. Sit and wait a few seconds to make sure that nothing is coming or all vehicles have come to a complete stop. Second, get off the darn cell phone and pay attention. I do not understand why so many people are in such a hurry and dont see things. The place your are going to is not going anywhere anytime soon. With the rise in Gas Prices, I still see people speeding and not slowing down. Do you not know that when you travel a little slower you save alot.

    Just sit at the light after it turns GREEN for a few seconds, and forget about the "hot head" who is behind you that is in such a hurry. It will save your life in many ways.

  • 68_polara Aug 1, 2008

    Pushing yellow lights until they turn red is so dangerous, if that's the case here. Hope Christopher makes a decent recovery.

  • CarolinaAlum06 Aug 1, 2008

    Why is it that the careless driver seems to never get injured????