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US 1 South reopens after crash near Cary Parkway

Posted August 26, 2011

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— A rear-end crash temporarily closed all lanes of U.S. Highway 1 South near the Cary Parkway Friday morning.

No one was injured, and the highway reopened shortly after the crash, which happened around 5:30 a.m.

One vehicle slowed to take an exit, and the vehicle behind it failed to slow down, causing the crash, authorities said. No other information was released.

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  • IzzMad2016 Aug 26, 2011

    That motorcyclist wasn't killed.

    http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/10042100/

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Aug 26, 2011

    What about the name of the motorcyclist killed near Crossroads?

    Has his name been released yet?

    Been waiting for that.

  • anne53ozzy Aug 26, 2011

    I have had this happen to me so many times on major highways. Please, do not slow excessively before exiting. If you are unsure of the route you must take, just go off the hwy and reconsider.

  • IzzMad2016 Aug 26, 2011

    Wait a minute....someone exiting a major thoroughfare isn't supposed to slow just a bit -- no braking necessarily, just easing up on the gas pedal a tad -- and slide into the exit lane? They're supposed to exit and the same speed they were traveling while on the expressway? I don't think that makes the first driver a fool. What? The tailgater...er, I mean the other driver...isn't a "fool" for not maintaining a safe distance between their vehicle and the vehicle in front? People really stretch the bounds of common sense when assigning blame in some of these stories.

  • CB123 Aug 26, 2011

    The entire right lane is an exit lane... I saw the crash and basically the guy in the back just plowed through the woman in front.

  • MikeTysonsPunchOut Aug 26, 2011

    "Obviously, the guy in the rear is at fault. But the fool in front didn't help the situation by slowing on a main roadway. That's what the on-ramps and off-ramps are for. You move into them BEFORE you slow down."

    It's possible that this event occured in the off-ramp. I wasn't a witness, so I don't know, but it is a possibility. Still seems strange that they had to close so many lanes...but then again, it could have been a bottle necked area anyway & the crash just exacerbated the problem. Oh well - at least no one was hurt!

  • buford Aug 26, 2011

    "One vehicle slowed to take an exit, and the vehicle behind it failed to slow down, causing the crash.."

    Obviously, the guy in the rear is at fault. But the fool in front didn't help the situation by slowing on a main roadway. That's what the on-ramps and off-ramps are for. You move into them BEFORE you slow down. - DeathRow-IFeelYourPain

    Not to mention..this exit ramp is probably 1/4 mile long..there is plenty of time to get over...

  • Buck Farack Aug 26, 2011

    ...and they had to close three lanes for this???

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 26, 2011

    "One vehicle slowed to take an exit, and the vehicle behind it failed to slow down, causing the crash.."

    Obviously, the guy in the rear is at fault. But the fool in front didn't help the situation by slowing on a main roadway. That's what the on-ramps and off-ramps are for. You move into them BEFORE you slow down.