Downed Power Line Closes Part of Cary Parkway

Posted March 22, 2007

— Cary Parkway was shut down in both directions for a short time Thursday afternoon after an accident left power lines in the roadway, police said.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Cary Parkway and High Meadow Drive shortly before 2 p.m., police said. A Ford pickup rear-ended a car and crashed into a utility pole, police said.

The pole was knocked down, bringing down the traffic signal and leaving live wires in the roadway, authorities said. Police were directing traffic through the intersection.

Westbound lanes of Cary Parkway were reopened within an hour, as was one eastbound lane. The other eastbound lane was expected to remain closed through the afternoon rush hour.

Motorists needing to access Cary Parkway from U.S. Highway 1/64 are encouraged to take the exits for Tryon Road and U.S. Highway 64 or Walnut Street.

The driver of the pickup truck was injured in the wreck, but his condition was unknown late Thursday afternoon.

Police said the truck also sideswiped a car at the intersection of Cary Parkway and Lake Pine Road before the accident at High Meadow Drive.


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  • Lizard Paw Mar 23, 2007

    El Doggo - we were waiting for you to leave to have a nicer place to live.

  • El Doggo Mar 23, 2007

    :-) Good plan knelsud! That would go a long way to stop tragedies like this one!

  • knelsud92 Mar 23, 2007

    Hey, let's have police checkpoints to search for elderly diabetics who may have forgotten to take their insulin.

    Until you lose a family member to one of these dangerous people who just had to drive after forgetting to take medication, you don't know how serious this problem is. We must do something about it now!

  • IzzMad2016 Mar 23, 2007

    For i hate cary : I'm sorry if you're disillusioned about the town you grew up in. You are absolutely entitled to feel the way you feel for your own reasons. The point I am trying to make is that it's extremely unfair and judgemental to bash an entire community. There are an enormous number of good, kind and giving people living in Cary -- some born and raised there and some from other towns or states who have adopted Cary as their new home. Just try being less judgemental and more neighborly. The world needs more kindness and less ugliness and bigotry.

  • El Doggo Mar 23, 2007

    I hate cary says it is full of yankees and SNOBS!!!! He is right! So... If you are not a yankee I guess the shoe fits! It is a miserable little excuse of a city! I moved out also after living there 16 years! It is full of a bunch of bovine cattle that cannot think for themselves and is run by a bunch of GREEDY DEVELOPERS!!!!!


  • Lizard Paw Mar 22, 2007

    i hate cary - maybe your neighbors now wish you would go home

  • Johnny reb Mar 22, 2007

    Want to know who I am?.Go to the website.In a nutshell I'm a 25yr old local born and raised around Cary/Raleigh but have sense moved to another county. I would just like to see Cary again like it was when I was little. Not crowded and old stores/houses that have been in the same spot for years. Not demolished for a sub-division or strip mall. I know this is impossible now,but its the way I feel.

  • IzzMad2016 Mar 22, 2007

    I hate Cary : So let me get this straight -- no one but relocated Northerners live in Cary (all of my neighbors would disagree with that); no one but people who live in Cary talk on cell phones and drive (I guess everyone I see on the roads each morning going to and from Raleigh, Durham, Holly Springs, Fuquay, etc. etc. etc. don't have or use cell phones); and everyone in Cary is a Yuppie. I don't know where you are from or what you do for a living but apparently bigoted stereotyping is what you do best -- you're nothing but an anonymous internet coward. Grow up. Get some manners.

  • Lizard Paw Mar 22, 2007

    The driver was 76 yoa and had a blood sugar level of 30. People like this exhibit signs of "drunkeness" and sometimes the onset can't be stopped or at least sneaks up on you.

    He's fine as well as the others he hit. Recovering in the hospital. A total of three cars were struck over about a one-two mile distance. Technically, they were all hit and runs but one can't really charge for this type medical condition.

    We were trying to get to him before the crashes when someone called him in c & r but were unable to get to him before he hit all the stuff.

    ya'll be careful.

  • Windmill Tilter Mar 22, 2007

    Hey, "I hate Cary" if your nice we'll let you look at our new foot bridge. It is really swell.