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Man, 32, injured in four-vehicle wreck on I-95 in Fayetteville

Posted September 25, 2013

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A 32-year-old man was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Wednesday morning after a four-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 North near Fayetteville, state Highway Patrol troopers said. 

According to investigators, the man, whose name was not released, swerved his Pontiac Grand Prix to avoid hitting a Toyota Camry at about 10 a.m. Troopers said the Camry had slowed while traveling in the left lane after hitting tire debris. 

After swerving to avoid the Camry, the Grand Prix sideswiped a commercial moving truck and came to a rest in the right lane. The Grand Prix was then hit by a tractor-trailer in the right lane. 

Troopers said the man in the Grand Prix suffered head injuries in the wreck, but his condition was not immediately available.

Investigators closed all lanes of I-95 while they investigated the wreck, and the highway was reopened at about 11 a.m. 

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  • FourPaws Sep 25, 2013

    It always amazes me how you're supposed to leave several car lenths of space between you and the person in front of you, yet the second you do another person pulls in front of you as if you left it for them.

  • BEACH Sep 25, 2013

    95 is terrible, people follow to close and if the HP stayed on that road they would issue a bunch of tickets, cause everyone is flying. Prayers for the people that was hurt.

  • Warm Soft Dose of Snah Sep 25, 2013

    I'm sorry to hear about this terrible accident but this is a perfect example of why it is a bad idea to follow too closely. That's why there is a LAW against it and why it is allways the fault of the person who rear ends another person. Besides it's just common sense but so many people feel like they have to be going as fast as possible even if they are within 10 feet of the bumper of the person they are following. You never know when the person in front will suddenly stop.

  • buster102007 Sep 25, 2013

    I recently drove through that area and it is extremely dangerous. Reminds me of 85 going through the triad area 14 years ago except there is no construction. A bunch of fools driving way too fast in heavy traffic. Everyone would be going 80 mph but it was bumper to bumper traffic.