Car flips in downtown Jacksonville collision

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A black Mercedes flipped over in a two-car crash in front of the Public Safety Building in Jacksonville Monday.

Jacksonville police responded around 1:42 p.m. to Marine Boulevard and Court Street.

Dejonne Burnett, 20, of Jacksonville was driving a 2003 Mercedes SUV southwest in the outside lane of Marine Boulevard where she attempted to cross over two travel lanes to turn left onto Court Street, according to Jacksonville Department of Public Safety media liaison Beth Purcell.  Burnett, Purcell said, then collided with a 2015 Nissan sedan, driven by Brandon Wood, 24, also of Jacksonville.

Burnett turned in front of the Nissan, striking the front end and causing the Mercedes to overturn, Purcell said.

Burnett was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wood, along with two passengers in the Nissan, were also transported to the hospital, where they were treated and released.

Burnett received citations for unsafe movement, reckless driving and unsafe tires.

Crews finished clearing up debris shortly before 2:45 p.m., and traffic was backed up for more than 30 minutes along Marine Boulevard with police directing.


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