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Man injured when car hits tractor-trailer in Durham

Posted March 14

One person was injured early Friday when a Ford Mustang ran into the back of a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Carver and Broad streets, police said.

— A 24-year-old Durham man was injured early Friday when he crashed his Ford Mustang into the side of a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Carver and Broad streets, police said.

Investigators said Steven Hall, of Durham, ran a stop sign at about 6:30 a.m. before hitting the tractor-trailer.

Hall was trapped inside the car for about 30 minutes before being taken to a local hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. He was alert when he was taken from the scene, police said.

Wade Bliss, 39, of Henderson, was driving the tractor-trailer at the time of the wreck. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Authorities closed Carver Street between North Duke and Broad streets for more than two hours due to the wreck.

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  • uncw05 Mar 14, 12:58 p.m.

    UNCW05 - "An accident is an event that is unintentional and non-deliberate. Just because you do... View More

    — Posted by seankelly15

    How was what happened here not a negative outcome which may have been avoided? That's my point. People on here act like if you did something you could have avoided doing, it becomes no longer accidental. The circumstance that wasn't recognized here was the truck coming the other way. Obviously (unless this person was suicidal) they didn't recognize that and continue through the intersection anyway.

    My point on here is everyone seems to use a simplistic definition of accident = lack of fault. I have never found a dictionary that defines accident as only being in the absence of fault.

  • seankelly15 Mar 14, 12:44 p.m.

    UNCW05 - "An accident is an event that is unintentional and non-deliberate. Just because you do something stupid does not make it not an accident. I doubt he deliberately and intentionally attempted to find his car under the truck."

    It is interesting that you chose to make that interpretation. You left out a big part of the definition, "It usually implies a generally negative outcome which may have been avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence." Running a stop sign has the foreseeable outcome of running into another vehicle.

  • ncprr1 Mar 14, 11:56 a.m.

    I see people blatantly run stop signs and traffic lights each morning on my way to work. Guy got... View More

    — Posted by TheCape

    That's a bit harsh. It's Friday, lighten up.

  • kikinc Mar 14, 11:42 a.m.

    I take this way to go to the doctor's. Not once have I ever run this stop sign. For someone to run the stop sign is pure negligence. Just silly.

  • uncw05 Mar 14, 11:42 a.m.

    not an "accident".

    — Posted by LocalYokel

    An accident is an event that is unintentional and non-deliberate. Just because you do something stupid does not make it not an accident. I doubt he deliberately and intentionally attempted to find his car under the truck.

  • 678devilish Mar 14, 11:26 a.m.

    My goodness! From the looks of the vehicle its really amazing no one was killed. I don't see why the driver did not see the tractor trailor? Was the driver on the cell phone?

  • TheCape Mar 14, 11:20 a.m.

    I see people blatantly run stop signs and traffic lights each morning on my way to work. Guy got what he deserved.

  • Viewer Mar 14, 10:11 a.m.

    If the driver of the Mustang did not see a tractor-trailer rig I doubt that he would have seen a signal light.

  • LocalYokel Mar 14, 10:04 a.m.

    not an "accident".

  • rescuefan Mar 14, 9:58 a.m.

    I see so many people now who don't stop for stop signs. I've had a few miss me by only a couple of feet. Most of the time, they can't even see if a car is coming, they just run it and hope for the best I guess.

    I hope this man recovers with no permanent injuries.

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