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Authorities: Driver's ed students, teacher injured in crash

Posted June 20

At least three people were injured following a crash involving a driver’s education car Tuesday afternoon.

— At least three people were injured following a crash involving a driver’s education car Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said two students and a teacher inside the car sustained injuries after a minivan crossed the center lane and struck the driver’s education car on Glen Laurel Road.

A 16-year-old student driver was pinned inside the car when the driver's side door was smashed in the crash, authorities said.

 Authorities: Driverâs ed students, teacher injured in crash

All three people inside the driver's education vehicle were taken to WakeMed for treatment.

The driver of the minivan was not injured and was charged with crossing the center line.

Police said the driver’s education car was traveling at 35 mph at the time of the crash, which may have prevented fatalities.


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  • Wayne Hill Jun 21, 8:50 a.m.
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    Posters! A call to action! Contact your Congressperson and the State Highway Patrol Commander. Have the legislature make driving while talking on a cell phone illegal. Have the State Highway Patrol Commander make it a monthly performance objective to write a set number of tickets for talking while on the cell phone. Make a conviction worth as man points on your license as a drunk driving conviction. I agree with the majority on here. Too many people are driving distracted, most due to cell phones and GPS'.

  • Linda Tally Jun 20, 7:03 p.m.
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    Hummm.... messing with the GPS, radio, or telephone - which of the three? No mention of alcohol so it's fairly safe to rule that out... This probably will not make it to court beyond a guilty plea unless somebody sues... If they do, I'd love to read THAT story!

  • Erika Phipps Jun 20, 6:22 p.m.
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    I was reading the original story, I now see it was the other driver's fault for crossing the center line, not the driver's ed driver.

  • Erika Phipps Jun 20, 6:16 p.m.
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    Not enough info. Is the speed limit 35 where the accident occurred? If 55mph then the driver's ed car needed to pull over. NOT saying that was the case, just can't help wondering.

  • Marie Brandsdorfer Jun 20, 6:12 p.m.
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    Everyday I dodge people on their phones it's ridiculous. Thankfully they are all ok. Poor kids are going to be scared to death to drive for a while.

  • Russ Bullock Jun 20, 6:07 p.m.
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    I remember my drivers ed instructor had a sticker on his briefcase that read, "Drive defensively. Buy a tank!"

    Probably good advice with so many drivers handling cell phones.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Jun 20, 5:00 p.m.
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    Apparently, someone didn't take drivers Ed. Now this will be interesting to view in court. Glad everyone OK!

  • David Levenson Jun 20, 4:54 p.m.
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    What is wrong with people that cannot stay in their lane? Did they color in their coloring books outside of the lines?