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Man charged with reckless driving in Lynn Road wreck

Posted August 1, 2008 2:45 p.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2008 8:13 p.m. EDT

— Police charged a motorist with a careless and reckless driving in a wreck along Lynn Road that left one person hospitalized early Friday.

Gregory Madison Adams, 36, of 2624 Burlington Mills Road in Wake Forest, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck west on Lynn Road when he ran a red light at Hilburn Drive around 7:20 a.m., according to the wreck report.

Christopher Lin, 32, of Raleigh, had a green light and had already proceeded into intersection from Hilburn, the police report says. The pickup struck the driver's side of Lin's 1997 Honda passenger car.

Both vehicles traveled more than 50 feet and crossed several lanes of traffic before coming to a stop in the eastbound lanes of Lynn Road, according the wreck report.

Rescuers had to cut Lin out of his Honda, according to a WRAL photographer at the scene. Lin suffered serious injuries and was listed in critical condition at WakeMed in Raleigh on Saturday evening.

Adams, who was not injured in the wreck, was also charged with a red-light violation.

The wreck report indicates that Adams had slowed from 45 mph to 35 mph and left 46-feet-long tire impressions before impact. Lin was going 20 mph when the wreck occurred.

The posted speed limit is 45 mph for Lynn Road and 30 mph for Hillburn.