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Roanoke Rapids police will be stepping up traffic enforcement around the area of Fifth Street following two wrecks in the vicinity this week.

Crashes occurred Tuesday and Thursday, interim Chief Bobby Martin said — one at Fifth and Roanoke Avenue Tuesday and the other at Fifth and Hamilton Thursday.

“In these two wrecks no one was seriously injured,” Martin said today. “They could have been a lot more serious. The one at Fifth and the avenue could have been a lot worse.”

Fifth and Avenue crash

The crash at Fifth and the avenue involved a tractor-trailer striking a car. The truck driver was cited for running a red light.

Fifth and Hamilton crash

The one at Fifth and Hamilton involved an overturned vehicle and one of the drivers was cited for failure to stop for a stop sign.

Martin declined to release names of those involved in the crashes.

In a statement, Martin said, “I would like to remind everyone to slow down and pay attention to

what they are doing. So many collisions can be avoided if we slow down and just pay attention to what's going on around us.”

He said when heading out for work or errands leave a few minutes earlier to avoid a rush. “The cell phone you are looking at, the make-up you are applying, or the food you are eating while you are driving is a quick way to become involved in a collision. So I ask everyone to remember to buckle up for safety, slow down, and pay attention to what's going on around you as you drive to and from your destination.”