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Victim In Harnett Restaurant Crash Shares Story Of Recovery

Posted November 5, 2004

— It has been more than three months since a truck crashed into Peggy's Seafood Restaurant in Harnett County. Now, one of the survivors is sharing her story.

Liz Smith has had a long recovery. She went from using a wheelchair to a walker to a cane, but she feels lucky.

"You need to live life. You never know when it's going to be taken from you. I was blessed with [being] given a second chance," she said.

Laura Holder, Smith's friend, is still at WakeMed. Dale Hardee, the son of the restaurant's owner, was killed in the accident.

David Brachear, the truck's driver, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon.

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