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Brothers injured in Johnston County wreck

Posted September 19, 2010

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— Two teenaged brothers were injured Friday evening after their pickup truck ran off the road and through a creek before overturning.

State troopers said that a 17-year-old was driving and his 13-year-old brother was a passenger in a pickup truck on Bizzell Grove Church Road, near a bridge at Rains Crossroads Road, around 8:40 p.m.

The pickup ran off the roadway in a curve, and the driver over-corrected several times before the truck flipped over and slid down a 75-foot embankment, troopers said. The truck ran through a shallow creek and partway up another embankment before coming to a stop.

Troopers said they found the 13-year-old alongside the road near the bridge and the 17-year-old lying on rocks at the edge of the creek bank.

The 17-year-old brother was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh. His injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening. An update on his condition wasn't available.

The younger brother was treated and released from Johnston County Medical Center in Smithfield.

Troopers said the 17-year-old was not wearing a seat belt, but the 13-year-old was wearing one.

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  • wellspoken Sep 21, 2010

    "Sorry for the brothers, bet the parents will think twice about lettting a 17 year old drive..they do not have the skills yet to handle the roads successfully"

    When did you learn to drive?? When you were 30?? I was driving at 16!! That is what driver's ed is for!

  • HowManyOunces Sep 20, 2010

    "How are they going to get the skills if they do not drive? I bet you drove at 16 and 17, and that you did not have skills then! We learn from making mistakes, thankfully they did not hurt anyone else."

    I drove at 16, but was only allowed to drive from home to school to work and back home. NO ONE was allowed to ride with me until I had my license for 1 year (not even my little brother)unless a parent was also in the car. I also had my permit and license for one year before my parents let me drive without their supervision.

  • Sea Chell Sep 20, 2010

    I know there are two bless parents out there today! Thankful they are ok!

  • raggy831 Sep 20, 2010

    Sorry for the brothers, bet the parents will think twice about lettting a 17 year old drive..they do not have the skills yet to handle the roads successfully.

    How are they going to get the skills if they do not drive? I bet you drove at 16 and 17, and that you did not have skills then! We learn from making mistakes, thankfully they did not hurt anyone else.

  • Desiderata Sep 20, 2010

    Sorry for the brothers, bet the parents will think twice about lettting a 17 year old drive..they do not have the skills yet to handle the roads successfully.