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Cary crash injures 18-year-old driver; another driver arrested

Posted May 25, 2010
Updated May 26, 2010

— An 18-year-old driver was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he crashed into a utility pole on Davis Drive in Cary around 3:30 a.m.

Roshan Samuel Murari was taken to WakeMed after the crash near Preston Village Way. Police said that speed was a factor.

Cary police were trying to figure out the connection between Murari and Vicky V. Philip, 18, who arrived on the scene shortly after the crash. Police said the two knew each other and that Philip was charged with provisional DWI.


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  • shortcake53 May 26, 2010

    Puppy, no one is saying teenagers are the "worst thing". How do you think we all got to be as old as we are? We were teens too at one point. The difference is when we were teens the world was a much different place and the troubles teens are getting into are becoming more dangerous.

  • puppylover May 25, 2010

    but it was two teenagers not all the teenagers in the world! Everyone needs to stop thinking that teenagers are the worst thing.

  • jallen3302 May 25, 2010

    Why is it the police dept who ruined his life? Did they put the alcoho in his hands & then make him drive? What happened to taking responsibilty for one's owm actions? Yes, he did the "right" thing by helping his buddy out of the car, but that doesn't change the fact that he was driving after he drank. Maybe the DA or a jury will drop the charges or aquit him later, but teenager + alcohol + fast car = problems, we've seen it before in this area in fatal wrecks & we're very fortunate (looking at he car's damage) that that wasn the case last night. So the police didn't ruin his life, he did when he CHOSE to drink & then CHOSE to get behind the wheel. The police officer were just doing their job, give them a break here

  • Prancy May 25, 2010

    I read elsewhere that the injured driver is a Wake Tech student. The boy charged, saw the accident happen in his rear view mirror. I think that indicates that he was watching the other car in his rearview mirror to see if he was close enough to pass him. Honestly, if they can confirm that they were racing, they should receive the harshest sentences.

    Drinking underage and then having the nerve to race at night! It really angers me. Apparently, you cannot scare these young people into driving safely. The only other option are laws that require tracing and tracking devices that reveal speeding and unsafe driving by teens. You should have to put them on your own car at you own expense and use it until you are 21 years old. The dangerous driving by teens has reached a crisis point. Something has to be done. Who is going to do it?

  • scarlettlaroux May 25, 2010

    just saw on another network that Vicky looked in his rearview mirror and saw his friend wreck. Police suspect racing in addition to the alcohol, and they are looking for where Vicky got the alcohol.

  • lizard May 25, 2010

    puppylover -

    I never did stupid things. Besides, stupid is relative. This is downright ILLEGAL!

  • midnightclay May 25, 2010

    bcc -

    If she/he was drunk she/he should be charged even if she/he did stop. If your drunk, your drunk - maybe she/he can use another excuse cause I'm sure it wasn't her/his fault.

  • puppylover May 25, 2010

    I'm sure these teenagers know what they did was wrong. But what i'm really tired of is how everyone is sitting here saying that "teenage drivers are dangerous. the age for driving should be 21!" Yes teenage drivers aren't as carful as older adults but let's face it, you were all teenagers at some point in your life too. We have all done stupid things.

  • shortcake53 May 25, 2010

    Poor Vicky

  • kikinc May 25, 2010

    shortcake-Vicky is a guy.