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Distracted driving a possible factor in head-on crash that critically injured 2 on Highway 64 in Burke County, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:30am
Accident Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2016

Troopers looking at whether cellphone was distraction in head-on crash

Health care workers at a nearby medical clinic rushed to help both men.

"I said, ‘Are you OK, sir? Don't worry, help is on the way, help is on the way. You'll be fine, everything will be OK,’” said Vimal Patel who works at Hopewell Family Medicine.

Troopers seized the cellphone of one of the drivers to determine if he was distracted at the time, and an accident reconstruction team will help with the investigation.

 

Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Highway 64

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