Friday, March 30, 2007

Driver Critically Hurt In Highway 42 Accident

A Raleigh man is in critical condition following a pickup truck accident on Highway 42 in western Johnston County. It happened at midnight Thursday. The N.C. Highway Patrol said 21-year-old Christopher G. Rogers was traveling westbound when he ran off the roadway, struck a ditch bank and overturned. Trooper P.K. Watkins estimated Rogers was traveling 65mph in a 45mph zone in his 1999 Chevy truck. Alcohol is not believed to have played a factor. The accident still remains under investigation by Trooper Watkins.

Trooper P.K. Watkins makes notes while investigating a serious single vehicle accident at 11:59pm Thursday on Highway 42 West near NC50. The driver of the overturned truck, Christopher G. Rogers of Raleigh, was critically injured. Photo by Carter Rabil


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