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Christmas Wreath Led To Accident / Delays Last Weekend

Christmas Wreath Led To Accident / Delays Last Weekend

Traffic & Roads
(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC - Today we learned that a Christmas wreath was likely to blame for 3 car accident on I-73/74 that shutdown the highway last weekend, causing congestion on US 220 from Randleman to Asheboro. According to a report by the North Carolina Highway Patrol all three vehicles involved were traveling northbound on I-73. The driver of the lead vehicle slowed down, due to a Christmas wreath in the roadway. The car behind failed to reduce speed and collided with rear passenger side of the first car. The collision spun the lead car into the left lane. A third driver swerved off the roadway to avoid crashing into lead car. The highway was shutdown as Troopers with the Highway Patrol investigated the accident. All traffic was detoured onto Pineview St. The...
Driver Says Dog To Blame After Crashing Into House

Driver Says Dog To Blame After Crashing Into House

News
A driver said her dogs were to blame after crashing into a home in Asheboro (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - A woman told police her dog was to blame after she crashed into the side of a home at the intersection of Hoover Street and Park Street Tuesday afternoon. The driver of a Jeep SUV was traveling west on Hoover Street with two dogs in the car. As she approached in the intersection of Hoover and Park Street the vehicle left the roadway on the left, went over the sidewalk, through a bush, and struck a home at the intersection of Hoover and N Park Street. The impact caused significant structural damage to the home and damaged a bed room located just above where the vehicle impacted causing the floor to partially cave in. "I though there was an earthquake,"...
State Officials Urge Teens to Drive Safely During Deadliest Days of Year

State Officials Urge Teens to Drive Safely During Deadliest Days of Year

Government, Traffic & Roads
rocketclips / Adobe Stock RALEIGH NC (NCDOT)– The N.C. Department of Transportation is urging teens to slow down, avoid distractions when driving, and buckle up because this is the deadliest time of year for teen drivers. Memorial Day starts the 100 deadliest days of the year for teenage drivers. In other words, more teenagers are killed in automobile crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day than at any other 100-day period during the year. “Each year, so many people are killed on the road because they are not looking out for themselves or others,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. “All these deaths have one thing in common – They are all preventable. People need to slow down, wear their seat belts, and never drink and drive. We want everyone to get where they a...