5 hurt in Raleigh wrong-way accident near State Fairgrounds

February 3, 2014 5:28:57 PM PST
Police are blaming a wrong-way driver for causing a serious accident in Raleigh Monday morning.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. on Chapel Hill Road at Hillsborough Street.

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Police say 75-year-old Blanche Nichols made a left turn to go westbound on Chapel Hill Road, but she entered the wrong side of the divided road.

Nichols' car crashed head-on into another vehicle.

Police said one person was seriously hurt.

Nichols has been charged with traveling the wrong-way on a dual lane highway.

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