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Church worker loses legs in wreck

Posted October 5, 2008

— A Randolph County church worker lost her legs in a wreck involving a church bus Saturday night, state troopers said.

A van belonging to Forest Park Baptist Church in Randleman was traveling south on U.S. Highway 311, near Archdale, around 11:20 p.m., Trooper G. Deabolt said. A 2008 Honda Civic, driven by David Jones Jr., 16, struck the church van, which ran off the road.

Tina Boyd, 36, a church supervisor, got out of the van and walked over to check on Jones. Another vehicle then struck her, Deabolt said.

Boyd was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, but doctors could not save her legs, Deabolt said.

Jones was charged with failing to stop at a red light.

There was no immediate word on what happened to the vehicle that struck Boyd.


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    This is very sad... I will tell you that she could start a new life and have a real fish fin made for her and she could live as a beautiful mermaid that could share her faith... Now that is what Id do....

  • bige9999 Oct 6, 2008

    Glomae...only for the first 6 months. After that , they move to a level three provosional license that let's them drive like everyone else with the exception of cell phone usage.

  • Glomae Oct 6, 2008

    I thought 16 year-olds were suppose to have a 9:00 pm driving curfew? Such a sad tragedy!

  • garnertoy Oct 6, 2008

    so sad trying to make sure someone else is ok and she gets hit.