A man from Raleigh suffered personal injuries on the morning of November 18 in a wreck that also caused the southbound lanes of New Hope Road in eastern Raleigh to be closed for several hours.
A police accident report said that 28-year-old Andrew Austin Palmer was attempting to turn left from the U.S. Highway 264 Bypass exit ramp onto southbound New Hope shortly after 8 a.m. when the 2003 Honda he was driving was struck on the driver’s side by a pickup truck.
The impact caused Palmer’s vehicle to spin through the intersection and strike a traffic sign in the median before finally coming to rest on the opposite shoulder of the road.
Palmer was unresponsive at the scene and received transport to WakeMed in Raleigh. No information on his condition was immediately made available.
According to the driver of the pickup, 36-year-old Raleigh resident Michael Lorin DeGruy, he was going to get onto U.S. 264 but changed his mind because of traffic being backed up. The light had changed to red when he drove through the intersection and struck Palmer’s vehicle, according to the accident report.
Police charged DeGruy with failure to stop for a red light.