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Man drives into trees off N.C. 54 near airport

Posted August 3, 2009

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— A man who had just arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport drove off N.C. Highway 54 and into some trees overnight Sunday, Raleigh police said.

The man was driving south on Airport Boulevard, which ends at an intersection with N.C. 54/Chapel Hill Road, police said. The man drove across N.C. 54 and into some trees on the other side. He was pinned in the vehicle.

Rescuers extricated him and transported him to Duke Hospital. There was no word on the extent of his injuries.

The man, who flew in from Alabama, is new to the area and missed the traffic lights at the intersection, police said.


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  • Rdi73162 Aug 3, 2009

    bet he just took his last trip to North carolina lol

  • pommom12 Aug 3, 2009

    What? They don't have traffic lights in Alabama????

  • ContinuityMan Aug 3, 2009

    apexgal, I was also looking for the "Police suspect that alcohol was involved" closing line.

  • apexgal Aug 3, 2009

    Hmmm, think he had a few on the plane??

  • Skywatch_NC Aug 3, 2009

    "Missed" traffic lights at an intersection ...?

  • LocalYokel Aug 3, 2009

    put down your cell phone and drive!

  • thefensk Aug 3, 2009

    If it was a rental, I hope he took the insurance option.