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Crews Clear Accident On Eastbound I-40

Posted January 26, 2007

— Traffic is flowing again on eastbound Interstate 40 after a multi-vehicle accident.

According to the state Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Friday between the I-540 exit and the Page Road exit. Authorities said a tractor-trailer, a sport utility vehicle and other cars were involved in the accident.

Two people have been taken to Duke Medical Center. Their conditions are not yet known.

The accident caused onlooker delays on both westbound and eastbound lanes of I-40. The roadway reopened at around 8:30 p.m.

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  • hollylama Jan 26, 2007

    I think people are referencing a "train" but it would likely be a monorail...similar to the one going up in Charlotte.

  • JoeyC Jan 26, 2007

    So, train wrecks never happen? I hear on the news every once in a while (more frequently lately) about train derailments.

  • Frank Downtown Jan 26, 2007

    The reason people move here is because of low taxes-the reason we have low taxes is that we do not subsidize public transportation. I would not mind taking a train to work but most people do not know how to schedule additional time to allow for that. Until then, no one wants to take a train or bus.

  • leason Jan 26, 2007

    Good luck changing the way people think about their lives. That is what you are going to have to do to get them to ride a train to work. We are married to convienience and nobody wants to sacrifices that to save any amount of gas.

  • Z Man Jan 26, 2007

    It's called 'natural selection'

  • smoothtip99 Jan 26, 2007

    I would rather ride a train to work that drive anyday. Plus it saves gas.

  • smoothtip99 Jan 26, 2007

    See, that is why we need a transit system in the metro area. You will have more and more accidents and more and more deaths. The people of Wake County doesn't seem to care.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Jan 26, 2007

    I hope everyone is ok. I live off Page and heard the ambulance and fire trucks this morning.