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Wreck involving fire truck blocks I-440 east

Posted January 25, 2011

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— A wreck involving a Raleigh fire truck tied up traffic along Interstate 440 eastbound on Tuesday night.

Police and firefighters responded to a single car wreck, when another driver struck a fire truck just before Hammond Road.

Two lanes on I-440 were closed while crews cleared the wreck.

None of the firefighters was hurt. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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  • Icaretoo Jan 26, 2011

    Most people don't realize that because of careless people like this, when firemen respond to an accident on I40-440 they have to send two trucks! One to administer aid and one to block traffic from hitting the first one on site! When will these people slow down when they see flashing lights and pull over!!! This could have been a very, very tragic story.

  • dwntwnboy Jan 26, 2011

    I'm with Dare- how do you miss a fire truck?? I mean, they're big, red, usually with lights flashing and blinking all over them, not to mention the reflective paints and decals!! LOL

  • s.wake.co Jan 26, 2011

    Please tell me mikeyj is a product of a school system other than Wake County. I hate to think our children are getting an inferior education here in Wake County.

    Is not 'none' a shortened version of 'no one?' If I am correct, which would be more correct - 'none were hurt' or 'none (no one) was hurt'? Not a hard question if one paid the least bit of attention in English/Grammar classes.

  • dare107 Jan 26, 2011

    How do you not see a Fire Truck?

  • thinkbeforeyoublab Jan 26, 2011

    Stop texting, reading, talking on the phone, putting on makeup, shaving, and picking your nose. You're driving so focus on the task at hand then when you see lights flashing slow down and move over.

  • erp Jan 26, 2011

    Actually, "none" is an indefinite pronoun and can be interpreted as either singular or plural depending on the situation. There is no definite grammatical error in using "was" after "None of the firefighters" because "None" is the subject instead of "firefighters."

    You do want to clarify your use of colons, semi-colons and sentence fragments, though, mikeyj.

  • mikeyj Jan 26, 2011

    TO:WRAL; First sentence, Last line of stort should read "None of the firefighters 'were' hurt." This is a good thing those guys on roadways at odd hours. God bless them!