Minor injuries reported in multi-vehicle collision

Published 1:46 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Albemarle police and fire units responded to a multi-vehicle collision Thursday morning.

At around 9:03 a.m., a logging trucking traveling on U.S. Highway 52 South reached the intersection of West Main Street when another vehicle traveling east on West Main Street approached a traffic signal and continued through the intersection even though the light was red. The vehicle was struck by the logging truck in the intersection, according a joint press release from the departments.

The logging truck overturned, causing a chain reaction accident involving three other vehicles, according to the press release. Minor injuries were reported.

The accident remains under investigation.

A portion of U.S. Highway 52 between Old Charlotte Road and West Main Street was closed due to the accident for several hours. It has since reopened.



About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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