Authorities Have Busy Day Friday Dealing With Accidents On I-40
Posted January 31, 2003 4:50 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities have had their hands full with a series of accidents Friday morning on Interstate 40 in Durham County.
Earlier this morning, four people
when their vehicle overturned on Interstate 40.
Officials said their vehicle overturned around 5:44 a.m., bringing traffic to a standstill at the N.C. 55 interchange.
Another accident followed more than 5 hours later when witnesses say a tractor-trailer came up on westbound traffic near the Highway 751 exit. Authorities say the traffic was stopped due to another accident on the interstate. The tractor-trailer did not stop in time, causing a chain reaction accident. Five cars were involved in the accident.
Three people were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The truck driver, whose name is not available, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
After authorities cleared that accident, two trucks and a car were involved in another accident on I-40.