Crashes block I-540, I-40

A tanker truck flipped on its side on I-40 Tuesday morning

April 5, 2011 7:51:08 PM PDT
An accident on I-540 near Glenwood Avenue partially blocked westbound lanes during the height of rush hour Tuesday morning.

According to Raleigh police, two vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes then one of them crossed the median and hit an oncoming car. That car then hit the guardrail and swerved into traffic, hitting a fourth car.

Four people were taken to the hospital. Some of the injuries were described as life threatening.

Durham Crash

Over on I-40 near I-540, four of five eastbound lanes were closed after an accident involving a tractor-trailer.

Pictures from the scene showed a tanker flipped on its side.

It was late Tuesday afternoon before authorities were able to get the truck right side up and moved off the highway.

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