2 struck near US 64 in eastern Wake County

Two men were injured Thursday evening on U.S. Highway 64 near Wendell, in eastern Wake County.
November 15, 2013 8:10:50 AM PST
Two men were injured Thursday evening on U.S. Highway 64 near Wendell, in eastern Wake County.

It happened near Lizard Lick Road around 6 p.m.

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A trooper on the scene told ABC11 that four men from a landscaping company were changing a tire or tires on a trailer behind their vehicle when a man, who was texting, drove up and hit two of them with his pick-up truck.

The victims were taken to WakeMed with what was described as non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses said that one of the victims was pinned between the pickup and the trailer.

The pick-up truck driver, later identified as 47-year-old Tony Richardson of Angier, was taken away in handcuffs. He is charged with driving while impaired.

The names of the victims have not been released.

A passenger in the pick-up truck was not injured.

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