Preventable Tragedies

At Least 20 Hurt as 94 Vehicles Pile Up on North Carolina Interstate

March 14, 2016

Blinding sun, rain and rubbernecking were blamed for a chain of accidents involving almost 100 vehicles along a stretch of interstate in North Carolina on Sunday evening, injuring at least 20 people and delaying travel late into the night. Incredibly, none of the injuries was reported to be serious in the series of wrecks, which the state Transportation Department tabulated at nine, involving 94 vehicles, along a six-mile stretch of freeway where westbound Interstate 40 and southbound Interstate 85 are combined in Alamance County, east of Burlington.

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Woman killed after hit by multiple vehicles on I-24 near county line

A pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles and killed early Sunday morning on Interstate 24 West, Nashville police said. The medical examiner’s office is working with the victim’s family to make a positive identification. According to preliminary reports, the victim had been driving her Nissan Versa east on I-24 near the Davidson-Rutherford County line prior to being struck. Her car reportedly had lost the driver’s side tire, and she was driving on the rim “quite some time,” police said.

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Woman Pulled From Burning Car Following Crash on I-30 in Garland

A woman was pulled from a burning car and another person was injured in a two-vehicle incident on Interstate 30 early Sunday morning, Garland police say. Officers arrived just before 2 a.m. to eastbound I-30 near the ramp to the President George Bush Turnpike, where the woman was unconscious in the driver seat of the burning black Toyota Camry. A witness told police the driver was in the second from the left lane when she lost control and hit the left side concrete barrier and a light pole then veered back onto the roadway.

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