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Three injured in Cary wreck

Posted July 26, 2011

— Three people were transported to local hospitals after a wreck in Cary on Tuesday afternoon.

Cary police said a car was trying to make a left turn onto Ten-Ten Road when it was hit by a car traveling north on Kildaire Farm Road.

The driver of the car on Kildaire Farm Road, Kristy Harvey, taken to WakeMed Hospital in Cary and the two people in the other vehicle were transported to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. All had non life-threatening injuries.

Harvey is being charged with failure to yield, police said. 


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  • Cancerat34 Jul 27, 2011

    It did not say she ran a red light. She wanted to turn left onto Ten-Ten and should have yielded to oncoming traffic. The problem is YOU CAN'T SEE THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC IF THERE IS A CAR(S) IN THE LEFT TURN LANE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION. The road curves slightly and it is a bad blind spot. The blinking yellow only makes it worse. Especially when you drift out to the middle to wait for traffic to take the turn and the evil-demon-blinking-yellow arrow turns SOLID.

  • ziradog Jul 27, 2011

    cweaver1000 has it exactly correct. I actually avoid this intersection at busy times (i.e. when coming home from work) because the viisibility is so bad when making the left turn onto TenTen. And people behind you get rather antsy if you wait until you can see and/or have the green arrow.

  • BB-2cents Jul 27, 2011

    I hate a flashing yellow arrow, even though I know what it means. I don't believe it's clear to the average person and someone will probably hit me one day.

  • mulecitybabe Jul 27, 2011

    I grew up a few miles from there 30 years ago. Part of the problem is that as areas develop, the roads need to be re-configured. That was always a strange intersection as far as the angles go, but it was no real problem back when the area was rural and traffic was slower and minimal. As the area developed, somebody (preferably those making mega-bucks from the growth) should have re-designed those old country roads into something that's safe for the amount of traffic now present.

    My parents still live around the corner from there, where I grew up. I worry about them with all the traffic and wish they'd move away from there.

  • babedan Jul 27, 2011

    @getreal - You may think the intersection is bad but the bottom line the girl ran a red light, The individual turning had green, blind turn or not, and I don't believe it is a blind turn, bottom line is when turning left on a green arrow, one shouldn't have to worry about getting hit. Right?

  • cweaver1000 Jul 27, 2011

    The problem with that intersection is if you are traveling from Cary on KF rd, and you are making a left onto ten-ten, it is very hard to see due to the cars moving in the opposite direction that pull into the middle of the intersection making their left, and there is a slight bend in that road to where you are taking a chance on someone traveling straight through at 50mph hitting you head on, you do not have much time to react, because you don't see someone coming at you until it is to late. They need to do away with the blinking yellow light, I have seen many drivers who do not understand how that works, especially when nothing is coming and they sit there not knowing what to do.

  • luv2surffish2 Jul 27, 2011

    cary does not know how to build intersections.. none of the roads match up.. cars turning onto 1010 are sneaking up just to make sure they can see.. they need to put that left turn light back to red and no flashing yellow..i drive thru there every day and unless you going 55 you getting run over... a four lane road does not mean interstate .... da 's

  • GetReal11 Jul 27, 2011

    Oh BabeDan - I don't believe I ever mentioned anything about a hill - and I what on earth would I be trying to excuse? I was simply stating that that intersection is wicked because of two blind turns and impatient drivers - thank you, now I'm going to go back to eating my lunch - have a nice day

  • bigbass175 Jul 27, 2011

    I went to Cary a couple of days ago and after seeing a couple of close calls my 10 year old son mentioned to me how nobody there could drive. I laughed because I was about to say the same thing. I would not live there if you gave me a house for free.

  • Boogalooboy Jul 27, 2011

    now children.....