Driver Flips SUV On Highway 24

A car flipped across four lanes of traffic Tuesday morning on Highway 24 and the driver airlifted to a trauma center.

It happened near Hubert in Onslow County around 8:00 a.m.

Authorities say the accident happened when the driver of an SUV flipped across both sides of the highway, and landed in a ditch.

No other cars were involved in the accident.

The driver was first taken to Campo Lejeune's Naval Hospital, and then flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. There's no immediate word on his condition.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2009 at 05:11 PM
    Sorry C, I have to side with WGAF on this one. You do not casually flip a vehicle. On my way to the airport in G-ville yesterday, I watched as a young woman ran off the road while trying to dial on her cell phone. She then over corrected and almost slammed into me when she went over the lane, in my lane. She was driving in the left lane on 264 all the way from Washington. Is this the first? No! I have seen this many times over my driving career especially since cell phones came along. I am very sorry she was injured severely but people; cars are serious and they will kill you. We can only hope she learns from this so it will not happen again. Note, some of the states saw this early and made laws earlier to stop it. Why, because they are congested driving and saw a signifigant increase in wrecks among drivers.
  • by Mike Location: Jax on Apr 14, 2009 at 02:10 PM
    Isn't this the second one. Someone flipped in that area last month and had to be airlifted. 24 was shut down for a couple of hours.
  • by WGAF Location: Jacksonville on Apr 14, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    Anonymous & C, 90% of the accidents on 24,17 or where ever are because of what I said, I don't assume anything,I base on fact available to all. You are probably ones who drives with cellphone in hand next to your ear, or drive excessivly, my opinion is mine. Maybe you should look at your self, because I think I hit a nerve and you are guilty of what I said, do you think? By the way I do pray for everyone, And I know the facts althought I can not disclose what I stated is close to the truth.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    Randall and Linda.I didn't read that anyone was "deceased". Thumping that Bible will not change one single thing.It happened for whatever reasons.God did not stop it nor will he/she chnage anythingreguarding this wreck.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:25 PM
    Hey C! Thank you so much for your comment. See, some people, like WGAF, love to "assume" what happened without knowing the facts. And we all know what "assume" does for you. WGAF: Please keep your assumptions to yourself, bc you don't know what happened. Get down and pray for this person / family's well being, don't judge them, bc you don't know them.
  • by C Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM
    People should consider keeping there predictions to themselves. This was a serious wreck and it could have been a medical condition that caused the wreck ever thought about that???
  • by Randall & Linda Location: Kinston on Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you at this time. Our hearts are broken. I pray that God's presence will give you comfort and peace. So often we take for granted the sacrifices made by members of law enforement, military and their families make on a daily basis. They go above and beyond the call of duty. As citizens I pray that this tragedy will teach us to reach out to those serving our community and country, pray for them and let them know how much we appreciate them. I pray that the love and prayers throughout this community will sustain you during this difficult time. I also pray for Ryan Dawson, his family and each law enforcement officer and family. Go bless you and keep you in his loving care. I challenge citizens of this community to take time to say thank you for a job well done whenever you see someone in a uniform. The freedoms we enjoy are a result of their sacrifices.
  • by WGAF Location: Jacksonville on Apr 14, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    I sincerely hope the driver is well, but this is probably the cause of a driver on the cell phone or excessive speed on adverse conditions.
  • by wendy Location: goldsboro,nc on Apr 14, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    Hope the driver will recover from his/her injuries.

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