Cable Van Lands In Water-Filled Ditch Friday Morning

A cable company employee has been sent to Vidant Medical Center after his vehicle flipped into a ditch filled with water this morning.

State troopers say the accident happened around 9:00 a.m. on Highway 55 outside of Kinston, near Faulkner Road.

Trooper D.W. Emory says the Suddenlink employee swerved to avoid a car turning into a driveway. The worker was able to crawl out of his vehicle and was transported in stable condition, according to Emory.

One lane of Highway 55 was closed down for about an hour this morning because of the crash.

Troopers will charge Bryan Cooley of Kinston with a lane violation. He was driving the car that the Suddenlink van tried to avoid.

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  • by Fire Capt. Location: enc on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:43 PM
    The van is under water and resting on the drivers side. The driver appears to have made it out alive and all you guy can talk about is the name of the hospital....Who cares about the name of the hospital the driver went to, he's alive..Come on people. Thanks to the fire, law enforcement, & ems personel for there response and actions.
  • by Pleasure Location: Oak City on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:20 PM
    You he blessed, cause someone didn't make it this morning. Just give God the glory!!!
  • by Frank on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    Well, at least now I know why the technician didn't show up on time.
  • by killer on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM
    Glad the driver made out alright!Mentadent hospital got more business ,another tax break ,free gas from the land fill as needed ,you know methane,and got to take someone elses state tax check that couldnt afford what was left over after their ins. company wouldnt pay!
  • by big d Location: big d on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:57 AM
  • by Frank on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:56 AM
    Well, at least now I know why the technician didn't show up on time.
  • by Abby Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    Certainly glad this driver will be ok. They made sure they got Vidant Medical Center in there. I know it's not for me to say, but changing the name of that hospital was just ridiculous, in my opinion. It will always be Pitt Memorial to me....just saying....don't throw stones at me people....everyone is entitled to their opinion..
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      by Frank on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:58 AM in reply to Abby
      I know what you mean! When I get ill, I want to end up in a pit. Er, I mean at Pitt.
  • by kinston Location: kinston on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:32 AM
    Cable went out during the NCAA Basketball game last night and we could not see the end of the game. wonder if he was out late working on the cable outage last night. Glad he is ok and thanks for getting the cable working again.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    glad he is ok people need to be more careful (not say him) but the other person and it was foggy this morning to but still glad he wasnt hurt
  • by MIKE Location: KINSTON on Mar 23, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    Now thats what I call evasive action.
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