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Five Injured in Durham Wreck

Posted February 4, 2007

Five people were injured in a head-on collision Sunday morning in Durham.

The accident happened about 12:30 a.m. when a northbound 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Jeffrey Gideon Sanders, 33, of Clubhaven Place in Raleigh crossed the center line on Miami Boulevard between East End Avenue and the U.S. 70 split, police said.

The truck collided with a southbound 2005 Buick driven by Delbert Eugene Watson, 51, of Green Street. Investigators said Sanders apparently swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid traffic that had stopped in front of him.

Watson and his wife, Lorrine, 48, were trapped in their vehicle and extricated by firefighters. The Watsons were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

Two passengers in the back seat of Watson’s car -- Danielle Watson, 16, and Nakia Grace, 27 – suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Durham Regional Hospital for treatment. Sanders was taken to Durham Regional Hospital for treatment of leg and head injuries.

Investigators said alcohol and excessive speed weren’t factors in the accident. No charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation.

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  • diwanicki Feb 4, 2007

    I am glad no one was killed.

  • dragonslayer Feb 4, 2007

    There have been several people killed on that stretch of road over the years . If a car moves a foot in the wrong direction its head on at 60 mph.

  • dogsrule12cheek Feb 4, 2007

    I was travailing on that strech of highway this moring and saw
    this aftermath i am glad to hear that no one lost there live in
    this collision , that shows you always need to watch the other driver because you know what you are doing not the next guy.