Wrong-way driver sets off chain-reaction wreck; one injured

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:12 p.m.
One person was injured in a three-car wreck early Tuesday afternoon at South Jackson and West Horah streets.  Photo by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post
One person was injured in a three-car wreck early Tuesday afternoon at South Jackson and West Horah streets. Photo by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — A driver traveling the wrong way on a one-way city side street set off a chain-reaction wreck early this afternoon at South Jackson and West Horah streets.

A woman passenger in one of the cars was injured and taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center.


Salisbury Police Officer M.P. Benjamin said a silver Pontiac Grand Am was heading south on South Jackson Street, which was the wrong way for the one-way street.

The driver proceeded into the intersection at West Horah Street and struck a late-model Ford Taurus, which was going west on Horah.

The collision of the Pontiac and Taurus rolled into a third car, a silver Honda Accord, which was traveling east on Horah and preparing to make a left turn onto South Jackson Street, Benjamin reported.

A woman who was a front-seat passenger in the Taurus was extricated from the vehicle, placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.

Benjamin said he cited the driver of the Pontiac with traveling the wrong direction on a one-way street.

Names were not immediately available this afternoon.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.


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