NEW INFO: Crash Involving Ambulance Closes Highway 17

Highway 17 in Jones County was shut down for a couple of hours Tuesday afternoon after a multi-vehicle crash in Pollocksville.

One of the vehicles was an ambulance.

Deputies say a BMW crossed the center line and grazed the ambulance. That caused the JAS ambulance to swerve, hitting an SUV.

Four people in the ambulance were taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital, while three other people injured were transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Traffic was rerouted onto Ten Mile Fork Road and then back onto Highway 17. The busy highway has since reopened.

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  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Jul 7, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    You should have left "shot" up,it was funny.
  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Jul 7, 2010 at 05:01 AM
    Highway 17 in Jones County was shot down REALLY,what type of gun was
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 at 04:10 AM
    Allison, not sure what you have against BMW drivers, but I see plenty of bad drivers in EVERY make of car.
  • by Lee on Jul 6, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    It is long overdue for this stretch of road to be 4 lanes.
  • by Allison Location: Washington on Jul 6, 2010 at 03:38 PM
    a BMW driver...imagine that! I've noticed most bad drivers own/drive a BMW & apparently, I'm not the only one to come to that realization! Just google it.
  • by FD that was there.. Location: New Bern on Jul 6, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    The driver admitted she fell asleep at the wheel. Thank God all were ok and she walked away from the BMW!
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Jul 6, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    Well, aside from distraction by cell phones, if ignorant people would quit pushing the speed limit to 75-80 MPH in that stretch, it would be helpful. I have driven that stretch, only when necessary, and people 'blow my doors off' in the 55 MPH areas/curves. Give me a break, please. If any LEO are reading this, you can rack up some tickets there, and on the New Bern bypass; go get'em!

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