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Report: Car was speeding before fatal Cary collision

Posted February 14, 2012

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— A car involved in a fatal Sunday wreck in Cary was speeding at the time of the collision, according to an accident report released Tuesday.

Martikia Adams, 22, of Raleigh, was trying to make a left turn off West Chatham Street onto Cary Parkway when her Saturn crossed into the path of a Dodge Avenger, police said.

Adams and her boyfriend, Brian Cobb, 26, of Cary, died of the injuries they suffered in the collision.

The Avenger, driven by Meghan Sladek, 22, of Apex, was traveling at 52 mph at the time of the collision, according to the accident report. The posted speed limit on that section of Cary Parkway is 45 mph, the report states.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Cary traffic engineers said Monday that the intersection doesn't meet the criteria for a traffic light, saying there haven't been enough collisions there.

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  • conservatism lives Feb 21, 2012

    Yea I'm sure all of you saying it's speeding have never been over the speed limit...give me a break. They pulled out in front of a car, end of story. It is not the person on CPWY's fault for somebody pulling in front of them.

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 15, 2012

    ++@abylelab - I am probably much older than you are and am not scared of driving. I appreciate your concern though. Have fun at your after school care!
    chattycat++

    pfff. i work a long ways from home, for now, and i'm not taking extra drive time to prove you wrong. i have been in a couple of accidents and i am quite aware of how much of a pain they are, in fact the appointment is for my neck and back that was injured in an accident with a very careless driver back in 2001. and, ever since i drive to avoid them, and to avoid tickets. thank you for suggesting that i was a crazy teen aged driver, though

  • chattycat Feb 15, 2012

    @abylelab - I am probably much older than you are and am not scared of driving. I appreciate your concern though. Have fun at your after school care!

  • Havetosayit Feb 15, 2012

    abylelab -BT- and others are right. This is not a blind curve, as drivers from Chatham can see more than far enough to establish if there is time to safely turn onto CP. I turn on to CP (sometimes to the left sometimes to the right) from Chatham 5-10 times a week, so I'm not just looking at a map or Google street view and babbling.

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 15, 2012

    ++@abylelab - You are wrong! Take a drive by there this evening and see for yourself.
    chattycat++

    i can't, i have an appointment after work. however, i have taken that left there before, and the sight line is not that bad.

    if you're that scared of driving, maybe you should stay home and let the grown-ups handle it.

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 15, 2012

    ++My prediction: Drive on CP will be charged! Let's see who is right!
    chattycat++

    i wouldn't doubt that they would charge the speeding driver with misdemeanor vehicular homicide, not that i agree with the charge, though.

  • chattycat Feb 15, 2012

    My prediction: Drive on CP will be charged! Let's see who is right!

  • chattycat Feb 15, 2012

    @abylelab - You are wrong! Take a drive by there this evening and see for yourself.

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 15, 2012

    ++@maduda - Use your head. If you are not familiar with this intersection, then you don't know what you are talking about. There is a BLIND CURVE and if someone is SPEEDING AS WAS THE DRIVER ON CP, the car coming out from Chatham, regardless of how much care she took, might not have seen the car coming. Some people just don't look at the big picture. Your comment is less than amusing!
    chattycat++

    it's not a blind curve, you can see at least 500 ft in either direction. even if someone is driving at 60mph, 500 ft gives you 10 seconds to get out of their way!

  • chattycat Feb 15, 2012

    @maduda - Use your head. If you are not familiar with this intersection, then you don't know what you are talking about. There is a BLIND CURVE and if someone is SPEEDING AS WAS THE DRIVER ON CP, the car coming out from Chatham, regardless of how much care she took, might not have seen the car coming. Some people just don't look at the big picture. Your comment is less than amusing!

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