A Mebane man was charged with driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed after a crash on North Fisher Street on Thursday night, July 12.
Joseph Carlton Foster, 26, 207 E. Stagecoach Drive, Mebane, is accused of being impaired behind the wheel and speeding toward the intersection of North Fisher and Rauhut streets around 9:47 p.m. Thursday.
Police say Foster’s Honda CRV was traveling west in the middle lane on North Fisher Street when it struck a 2009 Kia Optima, driven by Valerie Foster, 58, of Burlington. The Kia then collided with a 2007 Lexus SUV driven by Tuyen Cam Ngo, 33, of Greensboro.
Joseph Foster’s Honda briefly caught fire after the incident, but he escaped unharmed.
Valerie Foster and a passenger in the Kia were taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Ngo and a passenger in the Lexus weren’t injured.
“Based on witness information, Foster was speeding as he approached traffic on [U.S. 70/ North Fisher Street] and failed to reduce speed, resulting in the accident,” the release said.
The intersection of North Fisher and Rauhut streets was closed for about 90 minutes while crews responded and removed the damaged vehicles.
No bond information was listed for Joseph Foster.