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Three-car wreck near Bunn injures seven

Posted March 27, 2011

— A three-car wreck in Franklin County sent seven people to the hospital Saturday night, including two children, state troopers said Sunday.

A man was driving left of center on Bunn Elementary School Road and collided head-on with a car containing a woman and her child, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. A second car, driven by the woman's sister with a passenger and a 13-month-old child inside, tried to avoid the collision, but the man hit her car on the driver's side as well, troopers said.

Both women spun off the road.

The man, who also had a passenger in his car, was charged with driving while impaired, expired driver's license and careless and reckless driving.

Everyone in the three cars was transported to WakeMed Hospital.

The driver of the first car was pinned in the vehicle by the steering wheel and had surgery early Sunday, troopers said. Her injuries were the most severe.

The names of those involved were not released.


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  • LocalYokel Mar 28, 2011

    I'm glad that law enforcement charged the bad driver with something but I would much rather law enforcement proactively enforce our traffic laws. Law enforcement does not protect us because law enforcement doesn't catch a significant amount of bad drivers. Bad drivers usually turn themselves in by crashing into innocent people like these mothers and children.

    NC is soft on traffic crime and when this happens, bad drivers cause a lot of grief to society.

  • blueice Mar 28, 2011

    It is a miracle that they didn't get hurt worse that what they did. I saw the wreck... Hope for a speedy recovery and being that he was drunk i am sure nothing will happen to him but the for the families they will have a while to recover both mentally and phyically

  • hckyplyr72 Mar 28, 2011

    I hope for a speedy recovery for the innocent victims in this. Heck with the drunk. But I'm sure he wont serve much if any time and will be back at it soon enough.