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Taxi, Mail Truck Involved in 3-Vehicle Wreck

A taxi cab and a mail truck were torn apart Thursday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck on Old Chapel Hill Road near the intersection with Garrett Road, police said.

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Durham wreck, Oct. 25, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. — A taxi and a mail truck were torn apart Thursday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck on Old Chapel Hill Road near the intersection with Garrett Road, police said.

The taxi hydroplaned on a rain-slicked roadway, crossed the center line and collided with the mailtruck, police said. The mailtruck spun around, and the taxi then also hit the car traveling behind the mailtruck.

Three people were taken to Duke University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said speed and weather contributed to the wreck, and charges are pending in the case.

A portion of Garrett Road was blocked for a while Thursday afternoon while police cleared the scene.

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