Hwy 41 Car Crash, Three Injured

According to Highway Patrol, a Chevy was trying to pass a Ford Truck on Highway 41 West near Comfort in a legal passing zone but when the truck went to make a turn it hit the Chevy which overturned.

Three passengers inside Christina, Debra, and Zoe Taylor were all hospitalized. Christina and Zoe are in stable condition, Debra Taylor was air lifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, her status is unknown. The passengers in the truck were not injured.

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  • by DD Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    This has been an extraordinary day for traffic accidents. 1st SGT CHP hit the nail on the head: every driver must drive defensively. Always presume the worst is going to happen; that driver over there will run the red light; this one passing will cut me off; etc. When you drive defensively, YOU are in charge of your own fate. If you don't drive defensively, you're letting other people be in charge of your fate.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Aug 10, 2009 at 08:04 AM
    to CHP, in n.c., if the truck that was passing was passing in a passing zone BEFORE the truck it was passing was making it's turn , then the truck turning left would be at fault for failing to yield or see before starting it's turn. i don't know if the other truck was speeding when passing but given the area, it is a laid back community. thanks good to have a blue line brother on the comments. stay safe my friend
  • by Retired 1st SGT CHP on Aug 10, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    Possible the ford may be at fault. Don't know to much abt the laws here, but you be supprised. That's why you have to drive defensive, and courteous, seen too many people in a big hurry, speeding,and talking on their phones not paying attention.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Aug 10, 2009 at 03:18 AM
    Maybe the Chevy should not have been in such a hurry that they did not notice the Ford was slowing down.
  • by JJ Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 02:03 AM
    The truck should have used their signal lights.

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