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Accident in Cary parking lot injures two

Posted November 28, 2010
Updated November 29, 2010

— Accidental acceleration led to injuries for two people and a citation for a teen driver in Cary Sunday night, police said.

Michael and Patricia Anderson were standing in the KFC/Taco Bell parking lot at 1011 North Harrison Ave. when Geobanni Tyada, 16, hit their vehicle, which rolled into them, according to Sgt. G. L. Huser.

Huser said the teen tried to hit the brakes but hit the gas instead. He was cited for careless and reckless driving.

The Andersons were taken to WakeMed, and Patricia Anderson was listed in serious condition early Monday. Her husband's condition was not available. 


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  • 6079 SMITH W Nov 29, 2010

    No, not perfect....not by a long shot. But I don't get my bloomers in a wad defending clueless parents who allow these little darlins' to text and drive. Anyhow, where exactly did I say the kid in the article WAS texting? Better keep that raw nerve away from strong acids.....that must sting like the dickens!

  • angela32nc2 Nov 29, 2010

    Unfortunately due to injuries the police officers had to site the teenager. Most accidents that do not have injuries go without charges. It's funny how texting, etc.. was added, yankee etc.. were added to comments. It just shows how "assuming" our society is. Stop assuming and go with the FACTS! Seems there are still "perfect" people in the world.

  • 6079 SMITH W Nov 29, 2010

    Ok, that was mean....I didn't have a cell phone to talk and text on, or a TV to watch, or VIDEO GAMES to play, or any of the gazillion other distractions while driving that the "Pepsi Generation" has to contend with. Please forgive me, I forgot how tough it is to be a teen these days. Oh, the humanity! ;)

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Nov 29, 2010

    6079 SMITH W....u r correct!

  • 6079 SMITH W Nov 29, 2010

    Teenagers DON'T start driving until they are almost 18 these days. I started when I was 12, down on the farm.... and I have never yet had an accident. (yeah, I know...those days are LONG gone.) Most of that stems from the fact that I KNEW dad was NOT gonna buy me a new BMW if I wrecked the car I was lucky to have in the first place. ('74 Dart) Also, why can't "Teens" start driving at 16 anymore? Have they devolved somehow? Part of THAT stems from the fact that we don't cut the cord until they are at least 20 now....and still treat them like little children even though they are in college. No wonder it takes so long for the little darlins' to get a clue....it really ain't their fault. ;)

  • 6079 SMITH W Nov 29, 2010

    Was the vehicle a pink Dodge Durango, by any chance? ;)

  • Raleighmomof3 Nov 29, 2010

    If this was facebook I would click "like" for paginasecunda.

  • paginasecunda Nov 29, 2010

    "We need to raise the driving age to 18."

    Being 18 doesn't make you any more experienced when you start learning. The fact is that many people start learning to drive before they are 18. A lot of accidents happen because of inexperienced drivers. Therefore, a lot of accidents happen involving people less than 18, because they, like everybody else, have to start somewhere. If you are talking about raising the age limit due to maturity, then we need to get a LOT of people off the roads, ages 15-90+. I have known several teenage drivers who appear to show more maturity and good sense than a lot of the 40 y.o. drivers who tailgate, cut people off, etc.

  • Mugu Nov 29, 2010

    We need to raise the driving age to 18.

  • Iworkforaliving Nov 29, 2010

    hitting the gas instead of the brake isn't an "accident", it's just plain stupid. If you can't tell the difference between two pedals, in other words, left or right, then your dumb but shouldn't be driving a vehicle. Period. Heaven help everyone else if that same person is faced with the impossible task of driving a stick shift!! How many people will get plowed in that scenario?