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Woman hurt in accident at Cary library

Posted May 8, 2012

— A Cary woman was injured Tuesday when she accidentally drove her car off a ledge at the Wake County West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. 

A witness said Pat Young hit a curb, suddenly accelerated and went over the edge of the parking lot, a plunge of about 15 feet. She was alone in the car.

Young was taken to Duke Hospital, where she was expected to make a full recovery, according to Susan Moran, spokeswoman for the Town of Cary.


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  • dwntwnboy May 9, 2012

    Maybe headline should read "Woman hurt in accident OUTSIDE Cary library"- I'm with previous post, thought she had a book mishap! LOL

  • jmf1073 3.0 May 9, 2012

    This is proof that she shouldn't be driving.

  • notthemama May 9, 2012

    It's called pedal misapplication and the car makers invoke it all the time to explain why their make of car suddenly accelerated. (it means they step on the gas instead of the brake)

  • n ter tained May 9, 2012

    I thought, based on the headline, she might have dropped a book on her finger or something. :) Glad she's alright.

  • not my real name May 9, 2012

    parking failure at it's best. Hope she's ok and drives more carefully now.

  • veronica3 May 9, 2012

    i hope that this was just a simple accident! and i feel terrible for her and i hope she makes a full recovery as smooth as possible. However, can i just say, LocalYokel, you made me crack up over here! No negative vibes towards the driver at all BUT that just made my morning!!

  • LocalYokel May 9, 2012

    NC will soon amend the state constitution to prohibit a bad drivers union with a vehicle.

    It says in the bible that driving should only be a union of good drivers and road worthy vehicles.

  • itsmandaleigh May 9, 2012

    Well really... who just runs over a ledge? I definitely wish her the best!

  • albegadeep May 9, 2012

    A 15-foot drop on the edge of a parking lot, directly above a greenway, with only a curb to stop a car from going off? Needs a guardrail.

    I agree with Sick N Tired - jag53, you're out of line. Without specific evidence to the contrary, this was a simple accident.

  • jag53 May 8, 2012

    a toxicology report would be a idea, just sayin'