Local News

Tractor-Trailer Driver In Coma After Striking I-95 Bridge Support

Posted January 7, 2004

— The Highway Patrol said the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of his rig near the Doc Bennett Road exit in Cumberland County just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, striking a bridge support.

The truck struck a concrete pillar that supports the bridge in the median of Interstate 95 south of N.C. 87.

The driver was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he is in a coma. The truck is a total loss.

An inspection by the Department of Transportation determined there was no significant damage to the bridge.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all