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Tractor-Trailer Driver In Coma After Striking I-95 Bridge Support

Posted January 7, 2004 6:28 a.m. EST

— The Highway Patrol said the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of his rig near the Doc Bennett Road exit in Cumberland County just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, striking a bridge support.

The truck struck a concrete pillar that supports the bridge in the median of Interstate 95 south of N.C. 87.

The driver was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he is in a coma. The truck is a total loss.

An inspection by the Department of Transportation determined there was no significant damage to the bridge.