10 Vehicles Crash on I-85 in Davidson County, North Carolina
DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC. – According to a news report posted online at salisburypost.com, 10 vehicles crashed on Interstate 85 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Investigators say the 10 vehicles were involved in three separate crashes, each resulting in a chain-reaction of collisions. Two people were injured.*
The series of collisions began on the afternoon of May 6 near Exit 84 on I-85 in Davidson County. North Carolina State Highway Patrol states that at about 1 p.m. that day, a southbound 2010 Infiniti ran into the back of a Honda, which caused the Honda to rear-end a Subaru. Authorities said traffic had slowed for an unknown reason prior to the accident.
It does not appear anyone was seriously injured in this accident. The Salisbury Post reports that the Infiniti driver was charged with failure to reduce speed. He was identified as a 59-year-old man from Marietta, Georgia. The other two drivers were not identified.
Following this accident, a southbound tractor-trailer tried to avoid the crash site and ended up colliding with another vehicle. The tractor-trailer was loaded with windows and doors, and after the impact, the trailer tipped over the side of the Yadkin Bridge on I-85. Pictures from the scene posted to the Salisbury Post website show the trailer dangling over the bridge wall.
After the tractor-trailer crash, five other vehicles traveling south behind the rig collided with each other while they were trying to avoid the accident. No descriptions of these vehicles were included in the report.
The Salisbury Post states that the driver of the tractor-trailer and a passenger in the tractor-trailer were injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. They were not identified.
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