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Pedestrian dodges accident, three people charged

Published: Jul. 23, 2013 at 6:56 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2013 at 6:56 PM EDT
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An accident near 10th and Wooster Streets Tuesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital....
An accident near 10th and Wooster Streets Tuesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital. Three people have been charged in connection to the wreck.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An accident near 10th and Wooster Streets Tuesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital.

Police say a black Mercedes ran a stop light around 2:30 p.m. and collided with a red Chevy Tahoe.

The Mercedes flipped over.  The driver and a passenger were trapped inside and Wilmington firefighters had to cut them out.  Both were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The driver, Robert Jones, Jr., was charged with a red light violation.

The driver of the Chevy Tahoe, Leroy Bunting, Jr., was charged with driving during revocation.  A passenger in that car and the car's owner, Anita Moses, was charged with allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.

Tonia Debose was crossing the street at the time of the accident and barely missed being hit by one of the cars.

"I was running across the street trying to get out the way," said Debose. "And this car was just flipping in the air and just flipped over like that, and I was just so scared. I'm a big girl, and I ran. Today I ran, like I was on a track meet. I ran."

Traffic was held up for more than an hour. No word on how badly the victims were hurt.

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