The man behind the wheel of a mangled car lost control on Magruder Boulevard early Tuesday morning and ended up dying eight hours later.
The driver of a dump truck ran a red light on Magruder at Butler Farm Road Tuesday morning hitting seven cars and injuring nine people.
"It's a scary thought when you hear tires screeching," Hampton driver Steven Brooks says he could have easily been part of the ugly scene had he left home a minute or two earlier yesterday.
He also said that accidents like this are all too familiar thanks to speedsters on Magruder. "You hear cars racing down the road like they're on a speed strip."
It's an issue for many Magruder drivers that NewsChannel 3 spoke with is the longstanding 55 miles an hour speed limit. Lowering it, they say could lower the collision count.