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Two injured in I-40 wreck that closed two lanes

Posted January 30, 2011

— Two people were injured when their car flipped several times on Interstate 40 near U.S. 15-501 Sunday afternoon.

The vehicle, a Honda Civic, was traveling eastbound when another car pulled out in front of it abruptly, Durham police said. The Civic swerved and then rolled multiple times.

Two victims were taken to UNC Hospital, one with severe injuries and one with minor injuries.

Two out of three lanes of traffic were closed while police worked to clear the scene, causing heavy delays for drivers in the area. All lanes reopened around 5:30 p.m.

No other information was released.


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  • allarskc Jan 31, 2011

    I was driving home late one night a week prior to Christmas. I wasn't texting, talking on a phone or drinking. A truck pulled out in front of me. He never stopped at the stop sign, he just went. I was traveling 55 mph (the speed limit). I saw him approach the stop sign and then not stop. I veered to the right to try to avoid hitting the back quarter panel of his truck and spun 3 times. I was paying attention and there wasn't much I could do. I am lucky I didn't flip my car. So...Hokiedokie...maybe you should hold your tongue. Assuming the victim was at fault is often not the best way to go.

  • aydensmom1106 Jan 31, 2011

    Really "hokiedokie"?!?!? You know NOTHING about what happened to those people and you're talking about cell phones, drinking, and going too fast?? You can be as careful as possible and still get hurt by someone else who may have thought they were doing the right thing or may have had a blind spot..or they may have very well been doing something they shouldn't have but you have NO right making accusations about something when you don't know the facts!!

  • RomneyRyan2012 Jan 31, 2011

    It's dangerous if you are texting, talking on the phone, been drinking and/or going to fast. Pay attention to what you are doing and be aware of what others are doing and usually you'll be fine.

  • cth1 Jan 31, 2011

    Hope both people make a full recovery!! This is a dangerous area!!!