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Teen killed in bike-truck collision

Posted April 20, 2009

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— A teen from McGee's Crossroads died Monday morning of injuries suffered Sunday when his minibike collided with a pickup truck.

Brandon Spence, 14, was riding his bike just before 3 p.m. Sunday on N.C. Highway 59 near South Pleasant Coates Road when he swerved into the path of the truck, troopers said.

The teen was taken to WakeMed. The driver of the truck, Jerry Johnson, 52, was unhurt. Troopers did not expect to charge anyone in the incident.

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  • Skywatch_NC Apr 22, 2009

    Your ridiculous statement is unproveable and therefore meaningless.

    Maybe for yourself ...but not to others out there.

  • Skywatch_NC Apr 22, 2009

    No problem, Skywatch_NC. I'm glad you acquiesce. Your ridiculous statement is unproveable and therefore meaningless. It's the right thing to drop it.

    I respectfully realize that prayer isn't for everyone in their life and that is okay.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 22, 2009

    No problem, Skywatch_NC. I'm glad you acquiesce. Your ridiculous statement is unproveable and therefore meaningless. It's the right thing to drop it. Take care.

  • CarolinaGirl2 Apr 21, 2009

    Brandon has been riding ATV's and dirt bikes since he could walk, his parent have always bought and instilled safety while riding. Whether or not this teenage boy was wearing the proper safety equiptment was not a product of his parent not providing it or encouraging it. he was a 14 year old boy and having a boy the same age I know they dont always take our advice and we cannot keep watch 24/7 as much as we would like too when they get to this age.

  • Skywatch_NC Apr 21, 2009

    Skywatch_NC, prove it. - hereandnow

    I'm not even going to start debating/arguing about prayer here at this topic.

    Have a good day.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 21, 2009

    Skywatch_NC, prove it. Otherwise, it's equally true to say "Talking to Mithras can certainly do a lot of helping." (BTW, Mithras was a virgin-born, crucified and risen savior...4000 years before Jesus.)

    No, the way to actually help this child is to make sure that the family can get adequate safety gear if they have any other children...and maybe also provide some sort of class for safe bike operation.

  • Skywatch_NC Apr 21, 2009

    hereandnow, prayer can certainly do a lot of helping.

  • CarolinaGirl2 Apr 21, 2009

    There are really no words in a situation like this, my heart breaks for this family, Jeff and Amy Spence love their boys and I cannot imagine what they are going through or how they are going to cope. I will continue to pray for them, their family and friends. Brandon was a great kid who was full potential and this is a tragic loss. Not sure we can do antyhing else but pray, there are no words that can provide comfort IMO.

  • work4shoes Apr 20, 2009

    Very nice kid. Amazing baseball player, no doubt had a bright future. My heart is so heavy for his family and for my son and his friends. These are young kids, a lot of them struggling to understand. It's heart breaking to see them all so sad.

    My thoughts are also with the driver of the truck. I could not even imagine being on either side of this tragedy. God Bless.

  • Skywatch_NC Apr 20, 2009

    The parents should be charged.

    The parents are going through enough as it is! :(

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