Durham police have cited the driver of a vehicle in a wrong-way collision last week for driving while impaired, according to a police report.
Police cited Qianyu Hang, 25, of Raleigh, for driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving and going the wrong way on a highway. The wrong-way collision on Interstate 40 happened Dec. 13 and left one man with serious injuries. The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. Dec. 13 on Interstate 40 West near the Interstate 540 interchange.
Hang was driving a white Toyota RAV4 east in the westbound lanes when he collided with a westbound FedEx 2018 Volvo 18-wheeler driven by Tyrone Hines, 68, of Pinetops.
Hines saw the wrong-way driver coming toward him and took evasive action by swerving to the right, which caused the impact to be on the left side of the 18-wheeler’s tractor, according to investigators.
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Hang was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Hines was not injured.
Interstate 40 West, with the exception of one lane, was shut down for four hours while the scene was processed and debris was cleared from the roadway.