Man survives being ejected from vehicle on I-40, gets ticket for speeding, other violations

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Virginia man survived being ejected from his car Monday. It flipped when he tried to pull off the road for a traffic stop, troopers said.

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Just after 7:15 a.m., Timothy Osborne, 49, of Alexandria, Va., was driving west on I-40 at a high rate of speed, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

When a highway patrol sergeant saw him near mile-marker 319 in Johnston County and initiated a traffic stop, Osborne tried to pull to the side of the road, authorities said.

Troopers believe Osborne’s 2006 Kia was still moving at a high rate of speed when he pulled to the shoulder.

He lost control of the Kia, which overturned and hit several trees, ejecting Osborne, troopers said.

Osborne was taken to Wake Medical Center with serious but not-life-threatening injuries. He was cited for speeding, careless and reckless driving and a seat belt violation, troopers said.

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