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Teen driver involved in Johnston County wreck

Posted February 5, 2009

— A teen driver was involved in a wreck at Old Rock Quarry and Old Cornwallis roads Thursday night, Johnston County officials confirmed.

The single-vehicle wreck occurred at about 7:15 p.m. when driver Taylor Edwards, 16, of Princeton, lost control of the vehicle and hit a ditch, N.C. Highway Patrol said. The vehicle overturned and Edwards had to be cut out of the vehicle.

Edwards was lifeflighted to Duke Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said the cause of the accident initially appeared to be inattention. Charges are pending.

Old Rock Quarry Road was closed for about 90 minutes due to the wreck.


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  • 1simplegirl Feb 6, 2009

    Here to correct myself again, incase others are reading my post---it COULD have been must worse.

  • Pastor Joe Feb 6, 2009

    If I had gone to a local hospital when I had my wreck, I wouldn't be here today. I was airlifted to Pitt. My wife and family thank God for that EMS who made the choice to send me there.

  • celticsubnoize Feb 6, 2009

    Here hoping for a speedy recovery Taylor!


  • 1simplegirl Feb 6, 2009

    I would like to mention that I'm glad she is going to be OK, it couldn't have been much worse!

  • 1simplegirl Feb 6, 2009

    leo-nc --- Princeton is known for airlifting people all the time with non life threatening injuries! Makes no sense, but it is true.

  • wp Feb 6, 2009

    What is going on with all these wrecks involving teens in Johnston County? Glad her injuries were not life threatening.

  • Timbo Feb 6, 2009

    "that could have been your child."

    You are right. But it doesn't matter whose child it is, hope he has a speedy recovery.

  • bngexpress Feb 6, 2009

    this story is about somebody's child being injured in a car wreck,what difference does it make that she was transported by helicopter? maybe instead of questioning the judgment of those at the scene ,maybe we should be praying for her speedy recovery,and supporting her family,lord forbid the could have been your child.

  • leebmad Feb 6, 2009

    Taylor is a she, and nobody said she was talking or texting. Accidents happen to young and old, and if she were leo's girl, I'm sure he wouldn't have a problem life flighting her after her car rolled 4 or 5 times and she was pinned under it for 20 or 30 minutes in 25 degree weather.

  • speedy Feb 6, 2009

    Do we need ANOTHER reason to ban cell phones/texting while driving? He's lucky to be alive, the next one won't be so lucky.