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Four Black Friday shoppers injured in wreck

Posted November 26, 2010 8:58 a.m. EST

— Four people headed to the Tanger Outlet Mall in Mebane for Black Friday shopping were taken to the hospital for minor injuries after a wreck on Interstate 40 in Alamance County on Thursday night, the state Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said a driver of an SUV changed lanes and stopped in the far right travel lane because traffic was backed up near the mall. 

A car rear-ended the SUV and then caught fire. The driver and four passengers of the car were out of the vehicle before the fire started.

Troopers said the four passengers of the car were taken to Alamance Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver and passenger in the SUV were not injured.

The driver of the car, Shiqi Liu, 24, of Raleigh, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

Trooper said both vehicles were headed to the Tanger Outlet mall.