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Car crash leads to snarled traffic on busy New Bern highway

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NEW BERN, N.C. -

A car crash in New Bern slowed down traffic into and out of the west side of the city.

Police say a white SUV flipped and landed upside down after the driver, an elderly man, ran a red light and hit another car.

It happened just before 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon near the 4100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Police say a gray Honda on Academic Drive was trying to make a left turn onto MLK, when the eastbound SUV on MLK blew the red light and slammed into the car.

One man describes how he felt after he says he watched the SUV go airborne.

"Folks need to slow down. Be not in so big a hurry to go nowhere. I mean, think about it folks. If you hit the lottery, you race to get to the check, you die, who gets the check? The state. You don't," said witness Dennis Ramsey of New Bern.

Police say neither driver was seriously hurt, but the driver is facing charges of running a red light.

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