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  • USAF20YR Ret Dec 14, 5:30 p.m.

    jjsmith1973: What happened to number Two?

  • johnny2times Dec 14, 5:11 p.m.

    Police departments that consistently allow wrong way drivers to exist on our roads are guilty of dereliction of duty. They are not protecting and serving.

    Wow what a ignorant statement....if this guy was doing the speed limit say 65mph, by the time the call comes in, an officer gets the call, responds from an UNKNOWN location(do you really think there is an officer on every block?) and try to catch up to this driver...6 miles can be covered in minutes. Again another person who has no common sense and who has probably had a ticket given to them after THEY WERE CAUGHT breaking the law.

  • jjsmith1973 Dec 14, 3:19 p.m.

    Oh and for the person that made a statement about police allowing the wrong way driver. Care to clarify your thought? I'm not a big fan of the police in this state but that is the most ridiculous thing I heard. You do realize how many miles of roads there are in this state? You could deploy the military and still couldn't cover them all

  • jjsmith1973 Dec 14, 3:15 p.m.

    One) do you people actually drive in this state? Some of the on ramps are hardly marked and poorly engineered. I can see where someone could early do this. Drive around your state sometime geeze. Second) everyone saying alcohol was involved. Did you miss the part about them saying they didn't think alcohol or drugs were a factor? I mean honestly you people realize more accidents happen without alcohol or drugs then do or do you think just what gets reported on this sight is all that happens which the media and MADD love making you all think that their are drunks out looking to kill you in droves in NC, like a heat seeking missile. Come back to reality

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Dec 14, 2:18 p.m.

    I am betting a diabetic incident, or perhaps an early dementia. If ita true he weighted 400 lbs, health is probably an issue.

  • btneast Dec 14, 1:23 p.m.

    Police departments that consistently allow wrong way drivers to exist on our roads are guilty of dereliction of duty. They are not protecting and serving.

    What an ignorant statement. It only takes seconds for someone to turn down the wrong ramp and get going backwards on the interstate. The police cannot have a car at every mile marker on every interstate. A wrong way on the interstate is usually over before the 911 call can be completed, much less dispatch a car to respond.

  • kikinc Dec 14, 12:51 p.m.

    "Wonder the immigration status of the pickup driver...."

    That's as bad as me assuming it was a drunk red neck.

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 12:32 p.m.

    Nancy - "nly someone totally 'loose' comes away with minor injuries in a head on collision. When you tense up is when your body can't take the hit."

    Where did you get your medical training?

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 12:30 p.m.

    Nancy - "You know the pick up truck driver was either passed out or drunk, minor injuries??? Only someone totally 'loose' comes away with minor injuries in a head on collision. When you tense up is when your body can't take the hit.

    Yup, the pick up truck driver was probably drunk."

    First, where in the article did it describe the injuries as being "minor". Second, your comment that the driver "was probably drunk" is just gossip. Nothing more that stoop gossip.

  • seankelly15 Dec 14, 12:29 p.m.

    Common_Sensey - "I still don't get how people drive the wrong way on the highway, UNLESS they're drunk or on drugs. Wonder the immigration status of the pickup driver...."

    First... you are not "common sensey" - just common. Second, sometimes the elderly drive the wrong way and they are not drunk or on drugs. Third, why ask the immigration status? Do you seriously think that NC natives are incapable of making driving errors?

  • pedsRN Dec 14, 12:22 p.m.

    Diabetic retinopathy & the sun in his eyes caused a friend of mine to nearly turn down the exit ramp at exit 274 on I-40 one day. The sun was blinding him. He realized his mistake before he actually turned.

  • Geez Louise Dec 14, 12:21 p.m.

    "Wonder the immigration status of the pickup driver...."

    --Probably American and drunk. We do have some of those running around unfortunately, you know.

  • LocalYokel Dec 14, 12:19 p.m.

    Police departments that consistently allow wrong way drivers to exist on our roads are guilty of dereliction of duty. They are not protecting and serving.

    The police need to get out of the smoke shops and get on the roads pulling over bad drivers.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dec 14, 12:04 p.m.

    "Wonder the immigration status of the pickup driver...."

    Right. Because people who are citizens never drink and drive. What an uncalled for comment.

  • Common_Sensey Dec 14, 11:02 a.m.

    "I wonder how many calls the Durham 911 operators got within a 5 minute period about this."

    Don't worry, Durham 911 is more than used to taking lots of calls.

  • Common_Sensey Dec 14, 11:01 a.m.

    I still don't get how people drive the wrong way on the highway, UNLESS they're drunk or on drugs. Wonder the immigration status of the pickup driver....

  • Rolling Along Dec 14, 10:57 a.m.

    Another clueless driver...

  • chivegas Dec 14, 10:54 a.m.

    How can a driver not realize they're going the wrong way when every car is coming at you in every lane?!

    Take this guys license away.

  • Nancy Dec 14, 10:47 a.m.

    You know the pick up truck driver was either passed out or drunk, minor injuries??? Only someone totally 'loose' comes away with minor injuries in a head on collision. When you tense up is when your body can't take the hit.

    Yup, the pick up truck driver was probably drunk.

  • BiPolar Vette Wreck Dec 14, 10:32 a.m.

    Could have been Creech himself, other news reports say the driver was aprox 400lbs, which would explain the minor injuries. The only blood test should be for cholesterol.

  • heelsgirl05 Dec 14, 10:17 a.m.

    I wonder how many calls the Durham 911 operators got within a 5 minute period about this.

  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 14, 9:51 a.m.

    Minor injuries after colliding with a semi? Blood test that dude!

  • mistervegas Dec 14, 9:33 a.m.

    Problem another drunk driver but it's not his fault ;-)

  • Bartmeister Dec 14, 9:23 a.m.

    Lucky nobody died. At least yet.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 14, 9:18 a.m.

    I bet the pick up driver was wonder why those guys were going the wrong way.

  • dang_skippy Dec 14, 8:48 a.m.

    I wonder if the pickup driver was one of Creech's ex-clients!

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