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Teen injured in car-truck wreck in Raleigh

Posted January 22, 2009

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— A 16-year-old boy was injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Tryon Road near Withers Road on Thursday evening, police said.

The wreck occurred when the teen lost control of a Honda and hit a delivery truck head-on. The teen, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed and was listed in critical condition.

The driver of the delivery truck was also taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.

Part of Tryon Road was closed due to the wreck.

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  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 23, 2009

    Dr. Dataclerk, do you have kids? If you do, do you monitor your kids 24/7? When you were a teenager did you do anything that your parents would be less than proud of? Before you start preaching to someone else take a step back and look at your own upbringing. I am sure you got in trouble a time or two.
    Heathen

    Nope. I was the darling angel and never broke a curfew. I had good parents who talk me the value of life and of being a good up-standing christian. My children are the same way. Sorry, you are not able to say the same. No problems here, truthfully. Praying for you and children.

  • Timbo Jan 23, 2009

    "These are the parents that don't have time for their children and meanwhile these children are smoking, doing drugs, sex alcohol and anything else you want to name and eventually wind up in jail or prison."

    LOL.... DC, are you judging other people's kids by yours?

    My 16 year old drives because he's old enough it allows him a level of independence that he'll eventually have anyway. BTW, he doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs.

  • Justin T. Jan 23, 2009

    This is almost a safety advertisement for Honda. Pretty awesome that it held up in a head on collision with a delivery truck.

    The bridge on Tryon (near 401) is a death trap, too. Easy to cut your tire down on the sharp concrete curb (no shoulder).

  • Heathen Jan 23, 2009

    Dr. Dataclerk, do you have kids? If you do, do you monitor your kids 24/7? When you were a teenager did you do anything that your parents would be less than proud of? Before you start preaching to someone else take a step back and look at your own upbringing. I am sure you got in trouble a time or two.

  • TheAdmiral Jan 23, 2009

    Why is it anything with a minor news? Must be a slow news day or WRAL is another "It's for the children" news station.

    STOP IT.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 23, 2009

    Most of them want their little darlings to have licenses and cars so they don't have to be inconvenienced by driving them around.
    skaternum

    Amen Amen You spoke the absolute truth. These are the parents that don't have time for their children and meanwhile these children are smoking, doing drugs, sex alcohol and anything else you want to name and eventually wind up in jail or prison. Mommy's babies they say. Yea Right. Thanks for that out spoken truth.

  • skaternum Jan 23, 2009

    Every time there is a suggestion to bump up the driving age, parents go nuts. Most of them want their little darlings to have licenses and cars so they don't have to be inconvenienced by driving them around.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 23, 2009

    We plan on buying my son the slowest moving thing we can find!
    Hevans1012

    And the slowest moving car is supposed to prevent wrecks, etc. Rethink on this one sweetie. Any car with a driver can cause an accident if they are not "using comming sense" as you put it. Obey the rules of the highway and roads. Watch out for the other drivers.

  • momeeee Jan 23, 2009

    Prayers go out to this young man and his family.

  • Hevans1012 Jan 23, 2009

    I think when I was 16 I was a very competent driver because I knew it wasn't a toy. Also helps when you're driving an '83 Ford Grenada Station wagon. But even when I drove my boyfriends Bandit Edition Trans Am I still drove like I had some sense! We plan on buying my son the slowest moving thing we can find!

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