Car accident shuts down I-40

March 24, 2009 8:59:17 PM PDT
A single car accident caused authorities to shut down part of I-40 Tuesday night.The accident happened after 9 p.m. on the eastbound side of I-40 near exit 278 at NC 55 in Durham.

According to reports, a car left the highway and rolled into the woods.

Paramedics had to send a helicopter to get the victim out, which forced emergency workers to shutdown the westbound lanes to give the helicopter a place to land.

No other cars were involved.