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Three injured in I-95 wreck near Smithfield

Posted March 23, 2010

— Three people were injured in a wreck on Interstate 95 South in Johnston County around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say a tractor-trailer crashed into a car that was going too slow. Three people in the car were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities charged the truck driver with failure to reduce speed and the driver of the car with reckless driving.


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  • Wake1 Mar 23, 2010

    Hope they didn't take them to that hsopital in Smithfield!

  • mrnuckinfutz Mar 23, 2010

    If you ain't gonna drive the speed limit-STAY OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!!
    There are many slower roads that parallel the interstate for the slower drivers.

  • TomLynda Mar 23, 2010

    In some states there are also minimum speeds limits on Interstates and restricted access roads. I wish they had that here too.

    Slow drivers on these roads are just as dangerous as the high speed, always changing lanes reckless driver. At highway speeds of around 70, you are on a slow driver almost before you know it, and often you don't have time for evasive action.

    I see this all the time on I-40 and I-95 and the beltlines around Raleigh. Frustrating as all get out.

  • tyres91 Mar 23, 2010

    Please help me understand your comment "need to either drive the speed limit (at least)". I thought limit meant the HIGHEST speed one should drive, unless passing, in the PASSING lane.

    I am teaching teen drivers, and have such a hard time with the local highways.

    People speed like CRAZY in all lanes, weave in and out (mostly without signaling), and tailgating is the rule, rather than the exception. I think it's gotten much worse in the last few years.

  • Gen1 Mar 23, 2010

    the story did not say but perhaps the driver had just gotten onto the road. It does have 2 lanes going both directions. Sometimes truckers are not very friend to drivers. I have had some to come flying up on me or pull out in front of me knowing I was going to do all possible not to hit them. Need more info on this story before I pass judement.

  • jbyrd Mar 23, 2010

    Slow drivers. The most dangerous of all. I would guess they are the major determining factor in many, if not most accidents.

  • bigredtruckman Mar 23, 2010

    At least it is good that the slow driver was charged. People need to either drive the speed limit (at least) or park it and let someone drive who is capable of not being an obstacle.