Raleigh police still investigating downtown Raleigh crash that injured 7

Wake County News

Several questions still remain after a serious, multi-vehicle wreck Sunday night in downtown Raleigh.

A day after the wreck, car parts and a woman’s shoe were seen on a sidewalk.

“(We) were horrified, saddened that something happened,” First Baptist Church Pastor Chris Chapman said.

Chapman wasn’t inside the church at the time of the wreck, but quickly learned about it.

In a 911 call obtained by CBS 17, a caller told the dispatcher, “it’s at the corner of Salisbury and Edenton. It’s a really bad car accident.”

It’s still unclear how the crash happened, but multiple vehicles and three pedestrians were involved.

One of the people was pinned underneath a car at the church. Six others were hurt, but all are expected to be OK.

“You hate for someone to be hurt anywhere, but right where we live, and worship, and serve, it makes it a little more personal,” Chapman said.

The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday. 

On Monday, CBS 17 asked for more information from Raleigh Police, but a spokesperson said there wasn’t a wreck report yet, and couldn’t provide any other details until it’s complete. 

The spokesperson added whether a report is complete or not could depend on how busy officers get with other calls during their shift.

CBS 17 found out North Carolina law states a written report must be done within 24 hours of the accident.

The officers working Sunday’s wreck will not be back to work until Wednesday, the spokesperson said.

Until then, questions remain.

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