Rocking chair in road closes U.S. 1
Posted September 23, 2014
Cary, N.C. — A rocking chair in the road caused an accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 1 in western Wake County.
According to the State Highway Patrol, a woman driving in the southbound lanes swerved to miss the rocking chair and clipped a pickup truck.
The truck flipped, and the driver was seriously injured, troopers said. He was taken to WakeMed.
A witness told troopers he saw the rocking chair fall out of a green Mazda truck. The driver of that truck stopped to pick up the chair and saw the accident, then fled the scene, the witness said.
Troopers did not release the names of either of the people involved in the accident.
They are looking for the green truck with North Carolina license plate AKD-3099.
The accident happened just after 2 p.m. between N.C. Highway 55 and Ten-Ten Road, and traffic was stalled for about an hour, troopers said.