NEW INFO: Major Intersection Reopens After Two Vehicle Crash

A multiple vehicle accident closed a busy Greenville intersection Friday morning.

The wreck happened at Fire Tower Road and Evans Street around 11:30 a.m.

Police say a sport utility vehicle trying to make a left turn onto Evans Street and a car collided.

The doors of the car had to be cut off to get the female driver out. She was taken to the hospital, as was the male driver of the SUV. Officials say both are expected to survive.

Police also report charges are pending. The busy intersection was closed while rescue crews were at the scene.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Winterville on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:37 PM
    Would like to know if one of the drivers ran the light. Happens at that intersection ALL the time. Anymore details?
  • by JoJo Location: gtroit on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:44 PM
    Figures. People complain when rednecks show up with poor equipment, now we have complaints about good equipment. Let's not forget what happened here... People are hurt. Good job to all that helped. For the complaints of the fire dept, go to your town/city hall and get up in front of everyone and state your complaints. Let me know when you do... I want to watch. ~the world famous JoJo
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      by No one is complaining on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:50 AM in reply to JoJo
      I would just like to know how much that piece of equipment cost the taxpayers. Fair question by my estimation.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to No one is complaining
        fire apperatus like that can cost anywhere between 200,000 to almost 1 million dollars depending on what specs. you have. It may seem like alot of moolah but in the fire service a 200,000 dollar peice of equipment is a great deal and that isnt including all of the tools and equipment which drive the costs up much much further
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          by 1million dollars on Jan 8, 2012 at 04:02 AM in reply to
          My goodness, I could think of a lot of places that money could have been better spent. I think teachers and our school system would be a good start.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 at 05:03 PM in reply to
          the one million dollars is usually specs for a real fancy rescue set up, hazmat teams, or some higher end ladder trucks. Fire protection isn't cheap, and never will be unless you wanna go back to the days of using buckets of water
  • by Cece Location: Gville on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:58 AM
    ECU mom it was woman in small car...and the other car was new Cadillac suv
  • by Granny Location: Home on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:49 AM
    Everyone in a hurry to go no where or to hurry home to either get beat or beat! There was an accident there the other day also. Maybe the turn signals shoud be red instead allowing left turns when through lanes are green.
  • by jeff Location: winterville on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:42 AM
    glad to see the town of winterville fd was able to help and put use to their new heavy rescue that cost the town a ton of money for a few calls a year. i heard they were so broke they had to cut the volunteer's pension fund because they couldn't afford it. now that get absolutely nothing! do they still have the same chief that made news several times last year? not the one that was found innocent in november of course.....
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      by COUNTRY GIRL on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:25 AM in reply to jeff
      my mother had to be cut out of a vehicle while it was upside down while and her and the Volunteer EMS workers were submerged in farm chemicals that burned not only your skin, but the Volunteers had to take turns because the chemicals burned their airway so badly. BELEIVE ME WHEN I SAY THE EQUIPMENT THEY PURCHASE TO SAVE US IS WORTH THE MONEY EVEN IF IT ONLY SAVES ONE LIFE A YEAR.
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        by wow on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:30 PM in reply to COUNTRY GIRL
        1. scary that chemicals that burn your skin and airway are used on your food. 2. youve gotta love those EMS workers, they are some great people!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM in reply to jeff
      that heavy rescue a a wonderful resource for winterville and the surrounding communities to have, you wouldnt believe the potential there is for a confined space, structural collapse or trench rescue there is in this area. The men and women on winterville have gone through extensive training to be able to provide the service that they do, no the department is not perfect, but no department is. All have their issues not all of them are aired out to the public like Winterville Towns has been
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      by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to jeff
      Cool...neat story.
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      by Frank on Jan 6, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to jeff
      I wonder how much that thing cost and who paid for it?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:29 PM in reply to Frank
        are you really that concerned about the price, or do you have nothing else to complain about at this time. i'm pretty sure that if this truck was the one to help you in your time of need; it wouldn't matter how much it cost.
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          by So what does the equipment cost on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:48 AM in reply to
          Can no one answer that?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:20 PM in reply to Frank
        the taxpayers of course, you may look at it now and see it as an unneeded resource, but using that point of view, so is all the other trucks and tools. You may never end up needing it in your lifetime, but that one time somebody, anybody needs it, it has justified its cost
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      by From Another County on Jan 6, 2012 at 01:57 PM in reply to jeff
      Be carefull Jeff you never know how your negative comments may come back to bite you. I'm in the fire service myself in another county, but have trained with Winter15ville's crew and must say these guy's are first class in what they do. We can go on for days about wasted funds and moneys that don't support or assist in saving lives outside the fire service. When you're traveling through other counties in our state stop by the local FD and see if there's anyone there ready to respond with personel and equipment to handle your situation safely in a timely manner. I'll bet you 100 buck's these other areas aren't as lucky as the great people of Winterville are to have these guy's and there equipment. Great job Winterville brush the bad comments off. Thanks Country Girl for supporting you local FD.
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      by Nom De Plume on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to jeff
      Way to go jeff! Never let the facts get in the way of a good argument that furthers your point of view. Remember, if it doesn't support what you already believe, it's obviously not true!
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      by Ex firefighter on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:39 PM in reply to jeff
      Lucky for you jeff nobody knows who you are on this board. your comments might cause someone to think twice before cutting you out of a car or getting you out of some kind of jam. luckily for you, firefighters, police and EMS don't think twice, even if you are a cynical anti-tax cheapskate. I hope you need your bacon saved and that very truck is the one that does it for you. Now stay in the slow lane where you belong.
  • by concerned on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:40 AM
    What kind of vehicles are involved?
  • by Not surprised on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    They did an awful job on this intersection. I can't believe there aren't more accidents JUST LIKE THIS ONE. Fix it before someone is killed.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM in reply to Not surprised
      What do you mean "they did a awful job on this intersection". I don't remember any changes being done there?
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      by the original enc on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:06 PM in reply to Not surprised
      i know, it is terrible! they fixed the problems at the railroad on greenville blvd near walmart. wish they would fix it on the evans/old tar road side.
  • by JJ Location: Greenville,NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    Greenville should get put on the nascar circuit, we have the worse drivers in the US. Everyone in a hurry to go nowhere
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      by Brian on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to JJ
      I don't think it matters what state or country you live in, there is bad drivers every where....maybe you as well. Well we are going somewhere...hence why we are out, would'nt say a hurry, maybe you just drive too slow and in the hammer lane?
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        by no, seriously on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:31 PM in reply to Brian
        no i promise, of all the places i lived, greenville drivers are the scariest and most hostile people to share the road with! the scary thing is like the poster said, in a hurry to go nowhere!! though it would be nice if they got all the trains off the road.
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      by Fran on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:36 AM in reply to JJ
      Not any where near the worst. Go up to the Norfolk, Va Beach, Newport News area and this area will not look so bad.
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        by Audra - SoCal on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:55 AM in reply to Fran
        Downtown Los Angeles & San Francisco
  • by john on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:07 AM
    Oh no. Cars are killing people. Please ban them!!!
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      by Brian on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:31 AM in reply to john
      Who said anything about a death? Maybe we should rephrase this to: Ban people, Ironman will live again O.o Anyway, I hope no one is seriously hurt, my heart goes out to all those involved.
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      by sue on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:43 AM in reply to john
      Don't laugh John, some of these idiots that drive should have their vehicle banned from them.....
  • by ECUMOM65 on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:07 AM
    WITN???? What the description of the vehicles????? My son lives over there and I'm worried sick and no he isn't answering the phone.
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