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Woman injured in Wake Forest wreck

Posted June 3, 2013

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— A woman was injured in a wreck that shut down for about an hour the northbound lanes of Capital Boulevard in Wake Forest Monday afternoon.

A town spokesman said Willie Edward Rogers failed to stop at a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Main Street around noon and hit a car driven by Brenda Morris.

The collision caused Roger's Jeep to overturn after striking another vehicle.

He refused medical treatment, and Morris was taken to WakeMed, but it was unclear the extent of her injuries.

Rogers was cited for a red-light violation.

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  • LovemyPirates Jun 6, 2013

    I remember when the WalMart was built very near that intersection and the planning board and town council stating that it i.e. Walmart being built at that location would not increase traffic. What a joke!

  • luvstoQ Jun 6, 2013

    That intersection is the pits! I was going S. on Capital and saw the stopped traffic, was able to turn before getting stopped in it.
    There is no retirement center near there, WFrules, so don't know what your comment about older drivers has to do with this accident, or others there. Inattention, period, for ALL ages, is a very large cause of accidents, plus phone/texting. I've seen this numerous times there.

  • Holy Carp. Jun 4, 2013

    "Good greif people pay attention! Were you all watching that older dude from another country ride his bike with the speakers on the front and not paying attention to driving? He often sits on his bike at that intersection and plays his mexican music."

    He was jamming Elvis on White St. last weekend. WF needs to do some serious adjusting to traffic lights. Rogers Rd and S. Main is another good example. People turning left on Rogers always cut into moving traffic because the green turn arrow isn't long enough. That light is even worse on weekends.

  • barnzez Jun 4, 2013

    I hope there are studies of this intersection going on. Even when it's not actucally at the intersection, police stop northbound traffic on Capital. A couple of weeks ago, traffic was backed up into Raleigh during rush hour traffic from an accident on Capital at Wake Forest. I'm not sure what the answer is, but it is certainly not stopping Capital Blvd. traffic.

  • bobbyj Jun 4, 2013

    You got the wrong intersection..... 98 by-pass and South Main is close the retirement location.....

    Route 1 and south main is not that intersection. the issues are drivers that do not obey the signals NOT the intersections. When the light turns red or stale yellow you need to stop not run the darn light!!!! there are a lot of people trying to get through now because Falls of Neuse has been opened up to 4 lanes. Traffic flow is just going to get bigger and bigger. Need 2 through lanes now to get to Falls of Neuse.

  • TomInWakeForest Jun 4, 2013

    It's not the intersection that causes accidents; it's the people failing to do the right thing that causes the accidents. The wait time at this intersection is very long, caused by the volume of traffic going through it. When you keep building subdivisions, you know what's going to continue to get worse on Capital Blvd.

    I believe it's still cell phone usage that causes many of the accidents. How many times have you seen someone slow way down for no apparent reason, only to see the cell phone at the ear when you finally go by him/her?

    I have no clue what the answer is for fewer accidents; making people pay more attention when they don't want to is ... well ... maybe not impossible but at least very hard. Perhaps including some number of months with no license after an at-fault accident might be a deterrent, but I'm not at all sure that would even work.

  • Obamacare for life Jun 4, 2013

    Prayers going up for a speedy recovery here.

  • WFrules Jun 4, 2013

    Why is it that this intersection is ALWAYS causing accidents? It's either people not paying attention or the blinding sun in your eyes? There are so many accidents here... Note, there is a retirement home less than a few hundred yards on S. Main street and no offense to older drivers because we will all be there, but some of you should NOT be driving... What else can they do to this area. They have already changed some of the turning lights to stay red and you can no longer turn L or R on green light (not arrow). Good greif people pay attention! Were you all watching that older dude from another country ride his bike with the speakers on the front and not paying attention to driving? He often sits on his bike at that intersection and plays his mexican music.

    Hope those are okay that were involved.