TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck involving dump truck delays drivers near 17th St.-Shipyard Blvd. intersection

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck involving dump truck delays drivers near 17th St.-Shipyard Blvd. intersection
A wreck involving a dump truck is tying up traffic at the intersection of 17th Street and Shipyard Blvd. Monday morning. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A wreck involving a dump truck tied up traffic at the intersection of 17th Street and Shipyard Blvd. Monday morning.

The wreck happened around 9:20 a.m.

According to Wilmington police, a pickup truck was traveling south on 17th Street when it spotted an emergency vehicle with its lights on approaching the intersection.

The driver of the pickup truck decided to stop at the traffic light, which was green, in case the emergency vehicle needed to cross the intersection.

A dump truck traveling behind the pickup was unable to stop in time and rear-ended the truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police said it’s unlikely that either party will be charged.

Wreck at 17th Street and Shipyard Blvd.
Wreck at 17th Street and Shipyard Blvd. (Source: WECT)

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