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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An overnight crash sent one man to the hospital, and shut down part of MLK Parkway.

It happened just before 2 a.m. near the Burgaw exit.

Police, Firefighters, EMS and State Troopers all responded to the call, and detoured traffic until the scene was clear.

Highway Patrol says a car sideswiped the guard rail in the westbound lane of MLK Parkway before the driver drifted back across two lanes and hit the bridge barrier.

That’s when another car slammed into the car that had already crashed.

The driver who was hit by the other car was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A trooper on the scene says they believe the driver may have been drinking before the accident.

An investigation is underway.

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2015 years 10 months ago

MLK stands for…”Motorist Love Krashing”…spelled with a “K”.
It must…as many accidents that happen on it.
Set up several derelict Sherman Tanks every mile or so facing both ways, with a hydraulic lid that opens and closes by satellite remote. Motorist will kinda behave themselves and slow down if anything!

Tracie C
2015 years 10 months ago

When motorists develop the intellect to NEVER drink and drive maybe we’ll see less stupid accidents.

2015 years 10 months ago

If you know a way, in a car dependent city, to get people not to drink and drive you let me know. I’ve even been to “dry” countries, where no one is suppose to have alcohol, and encountered a drunk driver. And that was a country where the death penalty was liberally applied.

My experience, cities that are pedestrian friendly, and that make public transportation a priority, you have a lot less drinking and driving.

I love my car, but I also love the option of walking, biking, or taking public transit!


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