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Woman, children injured after Raleigh fire truck, vehicle collide

Posted July 14, 2015
Updated July 15, 2015

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— A woman and three children were hospitalized Tuesday evening after a car collided with a Raleigh fire truck at Glenwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Drive.

Angela Peebles, 30; Lamaiyah Peebles, 5; Aniyah McCullough, 3; and Ayden Peebles, 1, were transported to WakeMed. None were believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries, Raleigh police said.

No firefighters were injured.

The fire truck, driven by Dwayne Lee Masseburg, 30, was crossing Glenwood Avenue on Pleasant Valley Drive when it was hit by the Mazda sedan, police said. The fire truck had its lights and sirens on before the collision, witnesses said.

Westbound lanes of Glenwood Avenue were closed at the intersection for hours due to the wreck.

A witness who called 911 told the operator that the fire truck's lights and sirens were on.

"The car is smoking really badly," the caller said. "The whole side of the car is smashed. The fireman is checking on the driver."

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  • Sara Hauser Jul 16, 2015
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    People need to be paying attention and looking to see what is going on when they hear sirens.

  • George Herbert Jul 15, 2015
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    Just spoke to a friend who witnessed the accident. Apparently the driver was talking on her cellphone.

  • Sherrill Craig Jul 15, 2015
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    Considering she could have easily been killed, or the occupants in her vehicle hurt/killed, I think she is incredibly lucky. I will reiterate that next time she hears sirens she will pay attention and give them the right of way.

  • Gen Lee Jul 15, 2015
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    emergency vehicles can go through red lights most of the time. they usually slow down and make sure no one coming. which people need to pay more attention because a fire truck is not able to stop immediately. emergency vehicles always have the right the way

  • George Herbert Jul 15, 2015
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    Do the stoplights in Raleigh have this? I've seen numerous emergency vehicles go through red lights with their lights and sirens.

  • Gen Lee Jul 15, 2015
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    They go fast to get to an emergency. Emergency could mean life threatening. They tend to go a little faster. But that is way you always look both ways before crossing.

  • Angie Cox Jul 15, 2015
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    wow, big heart saying she will next time. and I have seen them go VERY fast!

  • Brian Hill Jul 15, 2015
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    The light would not have been green because of preemption. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_signal_preemption)

  • Sherrill Craig Jul 15, 2015
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    EMS and Fire Personnel have the right of way and they DO SLOW UP for intersections. I have the feeling that Ms White Car was not paying attention. Bet she will next time.

  • Gen Lee Jul 15, 2015
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    The problem is even if they saw her doesn't mean they could hit the brakes and stop immediately. It is a lot harder to stop a big truck than a little car. That is why people in the car should always look both ways before crossing even if they had green light.

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