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Accident Ties Up Traffic on Capital Blvd

Posted December 6, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— There was at least one serious injury in a Friday afternoon accident that tied up traffic for hours near Wake Forest. As a result, traffic on Highway 1 in the Mini-City area was backed up more than usual during rush hour.

Investigators say a collision between a dump truck and a tractor-trailer left one person pinned underneath the wreckage at about 4 p.m. Commuters were asked to avoid Capital Blvd. from Mini-City north, but traffic was backed up for miles by 6 p.m. By that time, troopers had closed the northbound lanes.

It took rescue workers more than an hour to free one of the victims. That person was flown by Air-Care helicopter to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.