Traffic

Car hit guardrail on Durham Freeway before 18-wheeler crash

Posted December 4, 2020 4:09 a.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2020 10:21 a.m. EST

18-wheeler hits car on Durham Freeway

— The Durham Freeway was closed for several hours early Friday morning after an 18-wheeler struck a car near Exit 12 for Fayetteville Street.

According to officials, an Acura sedan was traveling south on North Carolina 147 when the driver lost control and hit a guardrail on the left side of the highway. The car spun several times and came to rest in the right lane, facing the wrong way.

The front end of a Amazon Prime Volvo tractor-trailer struck the disabled Acura around 1 a.m., causing significant damage to both vehicles.

A woman in the Acura was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The other people inside the Acura fled the scene before officers arrived, officials said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The road reopened by 4:30 a.m.

Charges were not announced.

The crash is under investigation.

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