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Pregnant woman critically injured in Fayetteville wreck

Posted November 18, 2011
Updated November 19, 2011

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— A pregnant woman was critically injured in a five-car wreck Friday morning that closed Raeford Road in Fayetteville for more than an hour, police said.

Regina Laffea, 39, of Seabiscuit Road in Raeford, ran a red light at the intersection of Raeford and Skibo roads shortly after 9 a.m., and her 2001 Hyundai hit a 2009 Toyota that was turning right onto Raeford Road, police said.

The Hyundai then hit three other vehicles waiting at the light to turn left onto Raeford Road, police said. The Hyundai overturned after hitting those vehicles.

Laffea, who is seven months pregnant, and her 9-year-old son were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. She was listed in critical condition, and police said the boy was stable, although his condition was unknown.

No charges have been filed in the crash.

The outbound lanes of Raeford Road were closed until 10:25 a.m.

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  • kermit60 Nov 21, 2011

    Why is it that everytime something like this happens the at fault driver always has an excuse? Driving arond Fayetteville it is easy to see that people run lights and stop signs on a regular basis. I feel sorry for the kids who were along for the ride but the mother I have no sympathy for.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Nov 18, 2011

    Good job, WRAL! WTVD, got it wrong. Unless there were three children in the car. WTVD said the woman is in critical condition and lost her unborn child and her other child.

    However, the 9 year old boy survived.

    Beth

  • wildcat Nov 18, 2011

    baby she was pregnant with (36 weeks) passed away.
    acts410

    So sorry to hear that. Continue to pray for the mother and son and family.

  • acts410 Nov 18, 2011

    The accident was considered fatal because the baby she was pregnant with (36 weeks) passed away.

  • wildcat Nov 18, 2011

    and police said the boy was stable, although his condition was unknown.

    Praying that the baby and mother will be OK in time.

  • VW girl 2013 Nov 18, 2011

    "Before you comment get the story...she had a seizure!"

    I haven't read that anywhere, but then again they also said someone was killed, but that's also untrue. They're in critical condition. Statick

    Good point...I thought fatal meant death, too. No where did I see anything about a medical condition causing the accident, nor did I see anything about someone actually dieing. Guess we need to just pray for all involved & wait for more info...

  • Statick Nov 18, 2011

    "Before you comment get the story...she had a seizure!"

    I haven't read that anywhere, but then again they also said someone was killed, but that's also untrue. They're in critical condition.

  • buffalobills-last-roundup Nov 18, 2011

    I work for a business on Raeford Road and happened to ride by this wreck just after EMS got there. It was BAD. The most important lesson I have learned about working in Fayetteville is, even if the light is green, look both ways before you enter an intersection. There is an above agerage chance that somebody is gonna run the red light.

    You can't take it for granted other drivers are looking out for you, because they aren't. I unerstand this lady may have has a medical issue but that doesn't take away from the fact that you have to look out for #1 whe you are behind the wheel.

  • deana1972 Nov 18, 2011

    Before you comment get the story...she had a seizure!

  • Holli0224 Nov 18, 2011

    "next time pay attention.People are always in a rush with a "me,me,me" attitude.Well,"me" no longer exist....."

    Yeah, like you've never made a mistake behind the wheel. Insensitive much?

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