November 09, 2012

Crash on Ballard Street

October 30th, 2012
4 people taken to hospital after multiple car crash shuts down Ballard Bridge. Three people in the Prius were treated at the scene and taken to the hospital. One of the passengers suffered several fractures and was in stable condition when she was transported to Medical Center. Another passenger in the Prius was also taken to Medical Center. The taxi cab driver complained of neck injuries. Police is currently investigating the cause of the crash.

July 23, 2012
County Sheriff said Deputy, who suffered injuries as a result of an on-duty auto accident July 23 at the intersection of Ballard Avenue and Marvyn Parkway will likely have to undergo additional surgeries. “It turns out that the injuries sustained to his right eye were more severe than originally thought”. Deputy, a 12-year veteran with the County Sheriff’s Office patrol division, was injured when he swerved to avoid a deer. His K-9 partner, Mike, a Belgian Malinois, was also in his patrol car at the time of the accident.

May 24th, 2012
At approximately 9:48 p.m. on May 23, deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle crash. Mark Ballard, 52, suffered severe injuries after being ejected from his 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. Ballard's vehicle apparently drifted off the road and then flipped after an over correction. The vehicle then rolled several times. Police determined that Ballard was under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication at the time of the accident. Ballard was cited to court for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol 2nd Offense. Ballard has a prior conviction for DUI.

May 18, 2012
The truck rolled off the highway in a section of the road without a guardrail. Authorities said the vehicle rolled through a field and took out a fence. It landed in the yard of a home on Ballard Road. Investigators are not sure how many times the truck rolled. The driver was ejected, and he landed in some nearby bushes. The medical examiner says he died of internal injuries.

18 Apr 2012
The incident happened a little before seven on Tuesday night. Police say the girl was on her bike when she tried to cross Northland Avenue at Ballard Road. The girl was hit by a car, and then an SUV. She suffered serious injuries. Police are investigating.

December 27, 2011
The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 29 and Ballard Road. Deputy Coroner says 17-year-old girl died in the crash, when she was ejected from the vehicle. She was not wearing her seatbelt. According to County Fire Chief, a tanker truck carrying 8,800 gallons of gas struck a car at the intersection. The cab of the truck then separated from the tanker and ended up in a wooded area. The tanker flipped upside down, and caused a small gas leak. Haz Mat crew spent several hours cleaning up the scene.

November 12, 2011
A rollover vehicle accident happened at about 1:20 p.m. at West Cross Avenue and Ballard Street, according to police dispatch. Information on the vehicles or condition of the drivers is currently unavailable.

August 21, 2011
A car crash has killed two people and left two others critically injured. The crash occurred just east of the Gordonton and Ballard Road’s intersection. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. The Serious Crash Unit, fire, police and ambulances are on the scene. Police believe one of the cars drifted across the centre line into the path of oncoming traffic. Road closures are in place at Ballard and Whitikahu Roads.

November 5, 2011
Witnesses to the wreck said the Honda sedan was traveling east on Ballard Road, had stopped at a stop sign, and then pulled out in front of the tanker, which was traveling north on U.S. 29. Witnesses said the car spun several times after being hit by the tanker and then went down an embankment.

December 22, 2010
The driver of a vehicle that ran off Ballard Road Wednesday, just past the intersection with Dimmick Road, was transported by helicopter to Medical Center for possible head injuries, according to Police on the scene.

July 16, 2010
The Highway Patrol is investigating, but no details were available Friday night. Lying upside down in the kudzu vines and with its passenger side driven in to a concave shape, the KIA was dwarfed by the Hummer that sat like a disabled tank nearby, its front end crushed, its dashboard displaced and its windshield shattered. Jackie and Tom Royal saw the helicopters hovering from their Ballard Road home and walked over to the crash site. They watched from a safe distance. Jackie Ballard shook her head. She’s seen too many serious accidents along U.S. 29, she said, in the 28 years she’s lived on Ballard Road with her husband. “This is a dangerous intersection,” she said. “There are too many cars, too much traffic and they drive too fast.”

April 4, 2010
Sunday morning, three young men were killed and one woman was critically injured when a speeding vehicle crashed into a steel pole in a Ballard parking lot. The accident occurred at about 4:40 a.m.

April 11, 2009
Police received a call at approximately 12:44 p.m. Saturday, April 11. They responded to the report of a major accident at N. Ballard Ave. and E. Oak St. where a man, driving a 2007 Ford F-150, was headed southbound on Ballard and struck two parked vehicles on the west side of Ballard. He then rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped for pedestrians. The F-150 pushed the vehicle into another vehicle on the east side of Ballard and struck another parked car on the west side of the street. The parked car was pushed through the glass windows and brick storefront of Wylie Sports and Apparel.

Motor vehicle accident reports on Ballard Street/Road/Avenue/Bridge etc

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