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Bus, Truck Wreck Causes Rush-Hour I-40 Delays

Posted November 22, 2005

— Traffic cleared on Interstate 40 Tuesday morning after a transit bus collided with a tractor-trailer.

The wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-40 between Aviation Parkway and Airport Boulevard.

The tractor-trailer appeared to have hit the back of the Triangle Transit Authority bus. There were reports of several minor injuries to people riding the bus.

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The wreck tied up traffic for nearly three hours in the eastbound lanes and made usual delays in the westbound lanes worse than normal because of onlookers.

A second minor wreck happened behind the bus wreck at one point in the morning.

The bus was towed away around 9:10 a.m. and by 9:30 a.m. traffic was moving with no problems.


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