Local News

Teen critically injured in Four Oaks crash

Posted October 8, 2012

— A Johnston County teen was critically injured Sunday when the pickup she was riding in overturned in Four Oaks, authorities said.

Irene Alonso, 17, was pinned inside the pickup after the crash, which happened at about 1 p.m. Sunday on Boyette Road, authorities said.

Alonso was taken to WakeMed, where she is being treated for head trauma and other injuries, authorities said.

The 23-year-old driver suffered minor injuries in the wreck.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • dejr88 Oct 8, 2012

    My husband was down the street from the accident @ our friends house, who live on Boyette Road. It was not raining, he saw the accident, and this is not the first accident on this road. There have been 3 within the past year and a half, my friend included, because of negligent driving.

  • Scubagirl Oct 8, 2012

    "Don't be so quick to judge that the driver must have done something wrong. sokersis"

    IF one is driving the speed limit there is very little chance of losing control-UNLESS something jumps out in front of you. But time and investigation will tell.

  • sokersis Oct 8, 2012

    Pickup trucks are easily tipped over if the roads were as bad there as they were where I live yesterday. They are very lightweight in the rear end and even with the best drivers it is easy for them to become out of control on wet roads. Don't be so quick to judge that the driver must have done something wrong.

  • LocalYokel Oct 8, 2012

    Pickup trucks don't wreck all by themselves. Pickup trucks require assistance from bad drivers.

  • Scubagirl Oct 8, 2012

    Hope she recovers fully. Not surprised the driver denied wrong doing, will wait for the report, but trucks don't just flip by themselves....

  • Desiderata Oct 8, 2012

    Heard this on the news last night, Driver denied any wrong doing, injuries not enough to send to hospital. Head traumas tend to not do well, especially when the person is delayed on getting help (pinned in the vehicle). Prayers for her and her family,

  • dontstopnow Oct 8, 2012

    How sad. Sure hope she pulls through. To bad the story did not give any details on the accident. Hard to even imagine what happened to these young people.