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Rocking chair in road closes U.S. 1

Posted September 23, 2014

A rocking chair in the road caused an accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 1 in western Wake County.
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— 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. 


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  • luvstoQ Sep 24, 2014

    Uh Oh, another driver fleeing the scene of an accident trying to avoid detection!

    I've seen many poorly loaded belongings on pickup trucks/trailers that should have been better secured/tied down - accidents waiting to happen - not to mention all the mattresses/sofas I've seen on the shoulders.

  • Kristin Byrne Sep 24, 2014
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    Good point. I didn't think of that.

  • Mustang Sep 24, 2014

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    Drivers are also required to have secured loads on their vehicles.

  • Terry Lightfoot Sep 24, 2014
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    this is the New South...we're way past that honey child

  • heard-it-all-before Sep 24, 2014

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    yes and we should all drive in a single file line so this will never happen again

  • jwsawyer Sep 23, 2014

    This is bad. BUT, guess what. We all MUST drive at a speed in which we have complete control. We need to give ourselves enough space to react safely when unforeseen events like this happens. We all want to drive way too fast. Slow down and breath.

  • Mad Dawg Sep 23, 2014

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    Presuming the address for the license plate is the current address of the driver. So many of us change addresses and not bother to change the license and registration of our vehicles as required by law, which if I am not mistaken, is within 30 days.

  • archmaker Sep 23, 2014

    wow - not the "welcome to the south, y'all" I would want to see.

  • Kristin Byrne Sep 23, 2014
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    I would think that since they have a license plate and a basic description of the car, the owner of that car will be having some visitors soon.