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Overturned SUV closes Davis Drive in Cary

Posted July 12, 2012

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— Davis Drive was closed for more than an hour Thursday after an SUV went over an embankment at Carramore Avenue and overturned, Cary officials said.

The driver was trapped inside the SUV, but police and paramedics were able to free her shortly after the 11:30 a.m. accident. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

Drivers were advised to use Preston Village to get around the area. Davis Drive reopened at 1 p.m.

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  • pipcolt Jul 12, 2012

    If it was a tie rod end or ball-joint then why do we still have a vehicle safety inspection in place in the county. Thats what it is in-place for and if it is not working then do away with the program and fees.

  • princessbette Jul 12, 2012

    Ok. So the area of the accident was not a curve. She went up an embankment and then down into someone's backyard. So, if you were not there, and did not see the accident, or the location of the accident. Quit speculating and let the police figure it out.

  • ICTrue Jul 12, 2012

    "an Altima, is NOT an SUV. Someone is wrong. tie rods seldom break, but the ball-joints do fail, but usually they thump and clunk for a long time before actually separating,giving the owner lots of opportunity to get it checked out and repaired."
    fredk

    Pretty much exactly what I said but the moderator decided not to post it for some unknown reason. A tie rod is not going to break on a leasurely drive down Davis Drive, a straight, smooth road. Also, the accident just happened a few hours ago, I doubt anyone has diagnosed the cause if it was a mechanical failure.

  • I know some stuff Jul 12, 2012

    an Altima, is NOT an SUV. Someone is wrong.
    tie rods seldom break, but the ball-joints do fail, but usually they thump and clunk for a long time before actually separating,giving the owner lots of opportunity to get it checked out and repaired.

  • acuranut Jul 12, 2012

    it was a nissan altima and the tie rod broke causing her to lose control.

  • raleigh292 Jul 12, 2012

    Could have been texting, talking, dealing with children, an actual "accident" or whatever. We all make mistakes once and awhile and 90% of the time the other vehicle saves us. My two crashes in over 1,000,000 miles were when I was by myself with something on the mind. Both cases, and on motorcycles, I left the road and didn't recover in time. Things happen sometimes.

  • IzzMad2016 Jul 12, 2012

    "Didn't read the article? It went down the embankment before it overturned.

    Preachy know-it-alls are sooooo annoying."

    Baiting and grouchy know-it-alls are equally annoying.

  • kellypsnll Jul 12, 2012

    Who is to say that something didn't break in her steering causing her not to turn and drive down the embankment. Everyone is to quick to judge. Just the other day I saw a minivan broke down with the rear wheel at a weird angle because some rod of some sort broke. So, don't say it doesn't happen.

  • BernsteinIII Jul 12, 2012

    "A dollar says she was going too fast into a turn....vehicles don't overturn for no reason. "

    Didn't read the article? It went down the embankment before it overturned.

    Preachy know-it-alls are sooooo annoying.

  • not my real name Jul 12, 2012

    Some of those little SUV's are top heavy and prone to overturn, especially if you are speeding in a curve. Pay attention people, and SLOW DOWN!~

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