No one was hurt Wednesday morning, May 16, when a truck driver failed to make a turn at the intersection of South Gardner Avenue and Grady Street in Kenly. There was no apparent damage.
Kenly Police were dispatched to the scene at 11:20 a.m.
“Accidents happen,” said Police Chief Josh Gibson. “He tried to make a right turn on a secondary road and slid into a ditch.”
Gibson gave the truck driver a verbal warning, no citation was issued.
“I’m just glad no one was hurt,” said Gibson. “These secondary roads are not made for tractor trailer trucks. They aren’t made for that weight, that’s why we have so many cracks in our streets. But we all make mistakes.”
Coastal Wrecker Service of Wilson got the truck out of the ditch. The crew used a large belt wrapped around the back of the trailer and a winch to ease rear of the vehicle back onto the road.
The accident scene was cleared by Gibson at 12 p.m. The driver, who owned the truck, asked not to be identified.