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Wreck at Harris Teeter U Mall

When we went into the HT, we saw moms and daughters selling Girl Scout cookies in the dry on the walkway. We already have six boxes so we went on in. On the way out the whole area was blocked by fire and safety equipment. A car was somehow sideways between pillars and onto the covered walk. Cookie boxes were all over. One mom, Elise Kelley was strapped down and getting oxygen. Around the corner, someone else was getting help. The situation was not a happy one.
Oddly, we heard nothing when inside the store. It all must have come about quickly and tragicly.
Chapel Hill has suffered several terrible accidents involving pedestrians lately. This one will I pray not end as others have.

UPDATE: News and Observer and Herald-Sun have brief stories on this.

UPDATE 2: News and Observer ran a more detailed story today (2/21/06).


  1. sad stuff. i’ve recently begun to drive a lot more slowly. a recent speeding ticket got me thinking i guess. it’s hard to save time by zipping around anyway… especially when lights come into the picture. i’ve found that i enjoy driving more when driving slowly. cruising along in my comfy camry. makes me think i might get a huge care one day… load up a caddy with my friends with the windows down playing some jazz.

  2. “huge car” i mean.

  3. and the car will be playing the jazz, not my friends. although maybe if the car is big enough the friends can play jazz too.

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