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Nine people injured in two-car crash in Raleigh

Posted December 5, 2013
Updated December 6, 2013

— Nine people, including several teenagers, were injured in a two-car crash on Norwood Road in north Raleigh Thursday evening, according to state Highway Patrol troopers.

According to investigators, an Acura filled with five teenagers crossed the center line and crashed head on into a Toyota SUV carrying four people shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Troopers said the 16-year-old driver was going around a curve on Norwood Road when he went off the side of the road and over corrected. Speed was a factor in the wreck, and troopers said the road was wet.

The names of those injured have not been released, but authorities said all of the injuries were non-life-threatening. The five teenagers are all students at Leesville Road High School.

Three girls, ages 14 and 15, were thrown from the vehicle in the wreck and landed in a yard across the street. Troopers said none of the girls were wearing seat belts. 

"Two boys were in the front seat. They got out. They were alert but a little confused, and they were saying, 'Where are the girls? Where are the girls?'" said witness Lisa Sroka. "There were three girls in the backseat who got ejected out of the back window at some point across the street."

The 16-year-old driver and 17-year-old front-seat passenger were both wearing seat belts. The driver was ticketed for speeding and transporting a passenger under age 16 that wasn't wearing a seat belt. 

Four people inside the Toyota SUV were also taken to local hospitals. Their injuries were also non-life-threatening.


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  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 6, 2013

    Whosays, where in the world did you get the idea that I started the rant about Jesus?

  • Titus Pullo Dec 6, 2013

    There should be a law against breaking the law.

  • wral_viewer Dec 6, 2013

    The kids were at Young Life, a christian student group. They were going from there to Bojangles (according to the video). I would venture to guess that the driver's parents didn't want him driving other kids, and the girls' parents have instructed them to wear seat belts. The kids have learned valuable lessons.

  • mistervegas Dec 6, 2013

    This accident clearly demonstrates why there is a graduated license program. But it is the responsibility of the parent(s) to know where their children are and who they are hanging out with and what they are doing. My parents sure did.

  • Whosays Dec 6, 2013

    Sad the kids parents were probably at a party or something. Who knows, hope everyone is okay and can make it through this.

  • Gatsby Dec 6, 2013

    I can understand that, But no need to project your insecurities out to the rest of us,,, If "your 16 yo lamb is not prepared for adult life they go out and get eaten by the big bad wolf, never to return,,, Then Who's responsibility is that?"

    Its not my lambs Im worried about...they have been shepherded to safety. Its the kids like the one that made this story possible Im worried about.
    In your own words..."it's is a great disservice to the KIDS if you dont"
    And putting Kids or "Children" as we commonly call them in the most dangerous situation they could possibly face before the age of at least 18 is doing them a great disservice. I challenge you to find a Mom who has lost her 16 yo behind the wheel and ask if she could go back in time what would she do different...She knows it was just a child that was not prepared for the challenge of that moment but it does not change anything now.

  • Whosays Dec 6, 2013

    I think you started that one "Obamacare for one and all"
    , and had all intentions of stirring something up, I mean with all your knowledge and all.

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 6, 2013

    How did Jesus enter into this conversation?

  • mistervegas Dec 6, 2013

    Limited Provisional License Restrictions according to NC DMV:
    This license gives you a bit more driving freedom than with
    your learner's permit. You may drive unsupervised between
    5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Additionally, you may drive outside of those
    hours if it's for work or volunteer emergency services. Your
    driving supervisor must be sitting next to you when you're
    driving otherwise. When driving without your supervisor, you may only have one passenger who is younger than 21 years old, with some exceptions.

  • Whosays Dec 6, 2013

    Jesus doesn't prevent people from their free will and their consequences, you are wrong my friend.