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Troopers: Driver’s inattention sends 10 to hospital


Ten people were sent to the hospital after a seven vehicle pileup involving two semi trucks in North Carolina on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on the morning of March 15th in Robeson County, North Carolina. 

According to ABC 15 News, traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 95 south near mile marker 7 when a tractor trailer sideswiped another semi truck and two four wheelers before colliding with a box truck. The force of the collision flipped the box truck and sent the tractor trailer veering off the road, where it caught fire. The trucker was trapped inside the rig and had to be cut free by first responders. They were then airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

“We are thinking impairment was involved. It was a factor and not paying attention,” said Trooper J.L. Locklear, who responded to the incident. 

A total of 10 people were transported to the hospital, but their conditions have not been released. Cleanup of the wreck reduced I-95 to one lane, but the roadway has since been cleared and reopened. 

No information regarding citations has been released.


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