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debbymillikin2 Feb 21, 6:18 p.m.
I often wondered how a family member would feel reading stupid comments on here, now I know. It makes you sick. This man was a Husband, father, son and my brother.. do you know how we feel when we see a comment " went off bridge wow" Please think before you comment!.
beaupeep Feb 21, 5:36 p.m.
Well, at least WRAL removed the picture showing the victim still in the vehicle..
justabumer Feb 21, 5:02 p.m.
Are you really concerned about this?
I know some stuff Feb 21, 4:47 p.m.
I drive under that bridge everyday, and many times have considered the possibility of such an event. WOW.
Now DOT...how is this possible?
Ditto to the fatality a few weeks ago, where the lady was killed, also at THIS interchange. Wake up DOT. There's a problem here with the median and protective rails/cables.
determined2win Feb 21, 4:24 p.m.
The victims age is usually found on their Driver's License...
ncwebguy Feb 21, 4:21 p.m.
I drove by on I-40 westbound a few minutes after this happened this morning. There was a car and truck stopped on the inside shoulder of WB 40 and a fire truck blocking the left lane of EB 40 right before the bridge.
It looked like the SUV was going east, then went into the median before the barrier along 40 that starts a few hundred feet before Gorman passes under.
As shown in the picture, there is no barrier across the gap between east and westbound before the drop to Gorman.
It is very fortunate that no one was on Gorman as this vehicle came down from above.
Whosays Feb 21, 4:16 p.m.
So sad, praying for the family. Glad no one else was hurt in the process as well.
housemanagercary Feb 21, 4:07 p.m.
Oh and the police could have very well given the reporter the age and gender without revealing his name. geez people
scubagirl2 Feb 21, 3:59 p.m.
My thoughts exactly. Condolences to his family
Leftwing Feb 21, 3:39 p.m.
WRAL - if he is unidentified how do you know he is 52? How about police have not yet released his identity? Such poor reporting, inaccuracies is so many stories.
determined2win Feb 21, 3:09 p.m.
So the SUV dropped onto Gorman Street from an overpass? Wow...
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36