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Accident causes major headaches during afternoon commute

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The accident happened on HWY 17 near NC 210. (Source: Trista) The accident happened on HWY 17 near NC 210. (Source: Trista)

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) – A three car accident caused major delays during drivers' commute home Monday.

The accident happened on HWY 17 near NC 210. Trooper Hardee with the NC Highway Patrol said a driver was trying to turn south onto HWY 17 from Williams Stone Road in Hampstead when they were hit by a car going northbound. The two cars hit a third car sitting in the turn lane.

Traffic was backed up for miles due to the accident. Hardee said the driver of the car trying to turn onto HWY17 was cited for failure to yield right of way. 

There were no serious injuries.

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