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Black ice causes accidents

The first of several accidents happened around 5 a.m. on Wednesday as a result of black ice. A tractor trailer and a car collided on the Frank Kenan Bridge near the New Hanover - Pender county line. The two people in the car suffered minor injuries and traffic was backed up for miles. Just down the road, a three car crash in the westbound lanes near the Castle Hayne exit. No one was seriously injured in the wreck. Investigators said the rain mixed with freezing temperatures and speed were contributing factors.

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Sometimes Accidents Happen!

You can call them speed demons and tell them they are rookies. But if you don't know what really happened maybe you shouldn't be so quick to judge. They were not speeding, or even doing the speed limit. It is called black ice for a reason. It is very hard to see. Which means most of the time people don't even realize it is there until it is too late.

rookies.... slow down when

rookies.... slow down when there is ice, you cannot turn your wheel while on ice, it makes things worse.

While I agree with you about

While I agree with you about slowing down, the thing with black ice is that you can't see the ice. I've lived in Colorado and WVU and we had huge problems with black ice.

RE: black ice

Not to mention the Wallace VFD member who was critically injured when a sliding car crashed into another vehicle on the shoulder of the road as he was helping clean up @ the Duplin-Pender line - and he may have saved a state trooper's life by pushing him out of the way ... a story I haven't seen reported by ANY of the Wilmington-area media.

Daytona 500

After venturing out at 6 AM yesterday morning and watching our NASCAR wannabes in action, I knew there was going to be a bad wreck. I'm so glad that one of our aspiring drivers didn't kill or badly hurt a driver that obeys the law.

Hmmm, do you think maybe

Hmmm, do you think maybe you did not hear anything about it in the Wilmington area media because it did not happen in Wilmington? If it doesn't happen here, Wilmington media outlets don't really seem to be very interested in it.

thoughts and prayers go out

thoughts and prayers go out to the fireman and trooper injuried in the accident on I40 on the duplin/pender line