8-vehicle incident on Sidbury Road leaves 3 with serious injuries
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - An incident involving eight vehicles along Sidbury Road left three with serious injuries on Sept. 9.
According to a trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol, the series of collisions occurred near Buck Drive on Sidbury Road at 8 a.m.
The trooper stated that the incident began when a driver struck two vehicles in the back as a result of “not paying attention.” Following this initial collision, the driver veered into oncoming traffic, where they made contact with the left-front tire of a fully-loaded dump truck.
The impact to the dump truck blew its left-front tire off, causing the truck to veer left of center into oncoming traffic. According to the trooper, the dump truck hit multiple vehicles before colliding head-on with a SUV. A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old were within the SUV at the time.
Fortunately, there were no fatalities as a result of this incident. Four individuals, including the two teenagers in the SUV and the driver of the instigating vehicle, were taken to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
As of this time, the incident is still being investigated. According to the trooper on the scene, the driver behind the wheel of the instigating vehicle was given a citation for their failure to reduce speed.
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