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Raleigh man injured in New Hope Road wreck

Posted November 18, 2010

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— A Raleigh man was injured in a Thursday morning wreck that closed southbound lanes of New Hope Road in eastern Raleigh for several hours.

Andrew Austin Palmer, 28, was trying to turn left from the U.S. Highway 264 Bypass exit ramp onto southbound New Hope Road shortly after 8 a.m. when his 2003 Honda was hit on the driver's side by a pickup, according to a police accident report.

Palmer's car spun through the intersection, hitting a traffic sign in the median, before coming to a rest on the opposite shoulder of the road, according to the accident report.

He was unresponsive at the scene and was taken to WakeMed. There was no word on his condition Thursday afternoon.

Michael Lorin DeGruy told officers that he was going to get onto U.S. 264 but decided against it because traffic was backed up. The light had changed to red when he drove through the intersection and hit Palmer's car, according to the accident report.

DeGruy, 36, of 1313 Hickory Hollow Lane in Raleigh, was charged with failure to stop for a red light, according to the report.

Southbound lanes of New Hope Road were closed between New Bern Avenue and U.S. 264.


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  • computer trainer Nov 18, 2010

    HOLY COW!! That is awful. Hope that they are ok, but does not sound good, does it?

  • freddie cadetti 72 Nov 18, 2010

    Drove by there about 9:30. Car was a two seater. Looked like it had rolled a couple of times and was strattling the curb. People were looking over the guardrail down an embankment, so I figured the driver was thrown from the car and ended up down there.