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What caused accidents Feb. 2 and 3, 2011, in almost the same point on Blue Clay Road?

Brian Freskos
StarNews

Exceeding a safe speed was noted as the common factor in two accidents on Blue Clay Road in early February 2011, including one where a vehicle flipped upside-down after slamming into a tree, according to N.C. Highway Patrol reports.

The first accident happened Feb. 2, 2011, when a Honda driven by 25-year-old Allison Taylor Parker of Hampstead was traveling east on Blue Clay Road shortly before 11 a.m. The report says Parker lost control, crossed the center line, ran off the road and into a ditch, and then a tree before coming to a stop. Parker was traveling 45 mph in a 45 mph zone. While that’s the speed limit, Parker should have slowed going into a curve.

The second accident occurred about 12:40 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2011. The report says a Lexus driven by 18-year-old Whitney Nicolle Thompson of Wilmington was traveling east down Blue Clay Road when she drove off the road to the right, swerved left, over-corrected, and then ran off the road to the left. She struck a ditch before hitting a tree and overturning. Troopers estimated she was traveling 60 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Both drivers were cited for exceeding a safe speed. The reports also note that Thompson was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries, although they did not specify what her injuries were.

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One Response to “ What caused accidents Feb. 2 and 3, 2011, in almost the same point on Blue Clay Road?”

  1. On February 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm chucky wrote:

    sounds like they were playing with radio or texting…



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