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Cardinal Gibbons students injured in collision

Posted August 24, 2012
Updated August 25, 2012

— Three Cardinal Gibbons High School students were among those injured late Friday morning in a collision involving a bread truck.

The crash happened about 11:40 a.m.at the intersection of Chapel Hill and Trinity roads near the school.

Cardinal Gibbons Principal Jason Curtis said the students were on their way back to the nearby Raleigh campus from lunch when the wreck, involving two vehicles and a Nature's Own bread truck, occurred.

Curtis said one of the student's conditions is critical, and two others are in the intensive care unit.

Cary police said five people were involved in the wreck, They had not released any other details about those involved or what might have happened as of Friday evening.

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But the wreck has shaken the Cardinal Gibbons community. Friday was the second day of the new school year.

"Obviously, we're all very, very concerned. We're a really strong community," Curtis said. "As a Catholic school, this is an opportunity for us to pray together, to be concerned together and also take care of each other."


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  • americaneel Aug 27, 2012

    tiffanyruth...We can't wait either, when is your last day here?

  • tiffanyruth Aug 24, 2012

    Can all people in Wake County slow the heck down, pay attention to their driving and stop hitting people and bicyclists? This is becomming one of the most dangerous places to drive. Slow down and pay attention. This place is nuts. Nearly every day a road in Wake County is closed due to a bad accident! Cannot wait to leave this state.

  • IzzMad2016 Aug 24, 2012

    You are right localyokel -- I didn't catch that it was the driver side that was hit and it probably was hit by someone running the light. Hope all recover.

  • NCishome Aug 24, 2012

    looks like road is still blocked.

  • ashchrismel Aug 24, 2012

    There are no more red ligh cameras in Cary. They turnes them off last Saturday at midnight.

  • mpheels Aug 24, 2012

    Tried posting before, but don't know what happened. It's pretty hard to turn left in front of oncoming traffic and get hit on the driver's side. This looks more like someone ran a red light, whether it was the van or the bread truck, I'm not sure.

  • duwanna50 Aug 24, 2012

    Maybe now they will get a left turn signal on Trinity and on Chapel Hill Rd. I have lived near this intersection for over 20 yrs off Trinity and it is dangerous.

  • LocalYokel Aug 24, 2012

    Is there a red light camera at this intersection in Cary?

  • IzzMad2016 Aug 24, 2012

    Just looked at the pictures posted.....I'd say you don't get t-boned smack dab in the middle of the side of your vehicle unless you've turned in front of someone and misjudged their speed. Hope everyone is OK.

  • IzzMad2016 Aug 24, 2012

    This an awful intersection. So many people coming from 40 towards Maynard FLY down the road even though the speed limit is just 45 and others make really dangerous left turns from Chapel Hill Road onto Trinity much of the time.