Rollover Crash Ends In Lowe's Parking Lot

A car crash early Friday morning in Greenville ended after the car flipped several times, landing in a Lowe's Hardware parking lot.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. at the home improvement store on 10th St. Officials on the scene said the car rolled several times and came to a stop about 300 feet from where it initially went off the road. Before coming to a stop, the car cleared three trees in its path.

In the path between where the car went off the road and where it came to rest, a line of debris littered the parking lot, including glass, the car's hood, a vacuum cleaner, a tv, even the car's battery.

Paramedics found the driver sitting on the curb with no apparent major injuries. Officials have not yet determined what caused the crash. Lt. Richard Allsbrook with Greenville Police Department says there is suspicion that alcohol was involved.

Greenville Utilities was called to the scene to help since the car also struck a sprinkler system near the road, sending out gushing water.


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  • by Duh on Jun 28, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    He's lucky he didn't hurt himself or anyone else. Drunk driving is the most idiotic thing you can do. Personally, I wish he had been at least a LITTLE hurt so he would maybe learn a lesson.
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      by friend on Jul 6, 2011 at 03:20 PM in reply to Duh
      He was hurt, and still hurt. You don't skip around with no self-reflection after an altering experience like the one he was in. Think before you assume.
  • by Real Location: Greemville on Jun 25, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    im literally lmao..please tell me how a store is now responsible for human decision making??..its a WALMART you guys smh..Everyone knows that Greenville's Walmart is super duper busy..especially on Sundays..why would we NOT want another one 2cut the "long lines" in 1/2??..Greenville is ALWAYS building & expanding, if u cant handle it u probably should relocate 2 a more rural city..unfortunately people idiotically drive drunk often but we should be glad that the man is OK and didnt harm anyone else in the process. Im mean really, we have serial killers running free & some ppl sit and bash this story and the city u obviously live in..wtf? Some ppl are just bitter until they have a different perspective to look from.
  • by DADD Location: Winterville on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    Mom of a friend... are you kidding me. Drunk driving ..no matter the cause. Hope the next victim is not you or a family member. There are no excuses for drinking and driving.
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      by Mom of a Friend on Jun 24, 2011 at 04:13 PM in reply to DADD
      who said I was making excuses for drinking and driving DADD??? I suppose you and your children have never made a mistake...may you or your family never be judged...
  • by Greenville Gal on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:35 PM
    First off you people need to get your facts straight. There is a suspicion of alcohol. Not that the driver was drunk. I live right down the road from where this happened and I agree traffic is a nightmare between Portertown and Greenville Blvd. You take a gamble every time you are on this stretch of road. But the Food Lions close at 11....no alcohol for anyone after that time. Walmart is open 24-7 but state laws do not allow sale of any alcohol after 2am.....people keep a stock of alcohol in their homes or go to parties or a friends house that has it. Walmart or any other store in the freaking county is not responsible for anyone who makes the decision to get behind a wheel after having a drink. A new Walmart is not going to be responsible for creating more drunks. People make their choices and they know that they have to deal with the consequences that come with those decisions. Put the blame for the accident on the person behind the wheel, not the stores.
  • by Mom of a friend Location: Winterville on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    Shame on all of you...I have have known the young man who was the driver of this car almost all his life....thank God he lived through the crash no matter what the cause of the accident...shame on all of you
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      by a close friend on Jun 27, 2011 at 08:14 PM in reply to Mom of a friend
      Thank you. I am relieved to hear that he is ok. Thank God he has opportunity to learn from this mistake.
  • by jpirate Location: G-Ville on Jun 24, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    what in the world is up with this town...never in my life have I seen so many people upset about a Walmart that they bring it up at any chance they get. I can't wait for the WalMart & I live over in the area. BRING IT ON, less driving for me. If you don't like growth...buy a house in a Kinston.
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      by Munchy on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:50 PM in reply to jpirate
      Here's my opinion that opposes Wal-Mart. 1. It is a continuous crime scene. 2. Studies have clearly shown that a Wal-Mart will drive other businesses to close, along with it the net change in local employment is negative, 3. Other businesses, large and small, offer lower and competitive pricing, 4. Traffic will undoubtably worsen beyond tolerable control, 5. Considerable public money will have to be spent to develop the supporting infrastructure, 6. Why do we need TWO Wal-Marts? So, if I hear you right, you want this store so YOU won't have to drive very far. Sounds selfish to me.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    Lowe's says "lets build something together" Not lets tear up something together.
  • by Connie Location: Greenville on Jun 24, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    Well, I guess thats one way to go shopping at Lowe's,lol Hope the driver is OK and I am so proud of the peoples here who never made any mistakes...Idiots
  • by WOW Location: Bertie on Jun 24, 2011 at 08:08 AM
    When will people learn? No amount of alcohol and driving mix well! Too many people are losing their life and or killing someone else due to drinking and driving. I am just thankful nobody was injured in this accident. To the person who blamed Wal-Mart for the accident, well that is just crazy! Are we going to close every Wal-Mart because an accident occurs nearby? It's very easy to see where the blame should be and that should be on the foolish driver who chose to drink and drive!
  • by Blame on Jun 24, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    Can you all tell me why most of you are blaming everyone for this accident from Wal-Mart to the city. If the driver was indeed drunk then the blame is soley his and not the stores, police, or city. I don't care where you are in any city or street accidents will happen. Who is the blame for it the ones that caused it. Why do you always look for the negative try finding some positive remarks if you are going to post anything. Your lives must be pure misery since you see no good in anything. The driver is the blame for this accident. Pure and simple.
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      by MistakeMan on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:34 AM in reply to Blame
      Welcome to the new norm Blame. People have lost their ability to put responsibility where it belongs. If they do.....what do they call it?????? A mistake, which, believe it or not, also absolves the person responsible for any consequences in the public forum.
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