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Teen partially impaled by fence in Moore County crash

Posted June 14, 2012

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— A 17-year-old girl was partially impaled by a fence when she crashed on Youngs Road outside of Southern Pines Thursday morning, according to the state Highway Patrol.

The teen, whose name was not released, drove off the road, went through the fence and struck a tree, troopers said. A piece of the split rail fence went through the driver's side door and struck the girl in the side.

She was flown by helicopter to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Her condition was not released.

Trooper C.A. Smith said her injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. He said she was very lucky to be alive.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

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  • honans77 Jun 15, 2012

    Glass Half Full:
    This post is to clarify something said about semi-conscious not being a medical term. As an ER nurse we use the term often and it is an accurate descrition. The Stedman's medical dictionary has it meaning "[...]a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete"

  • pebbles262004 Jun 15, 2012

    Hope she will be well soon!!

  • Scubagirl Jun 15, 2012

    "Where in the article does it mention she passed away? I hope and pray she makes a full recovery...my prayers to her family and friends.

    Deb1003"

    Well now Deb1003, if you had continued reading you would see that I made a mistake and confused 2 articles, AND posted my 'oops post'.

    for ALL who don't read all---I CONFUSED MY STORIES ALRIGHT? THIS GIRL FORTUNATELY IS NOT DEAD. But the 'bickering' part still stands. geeze.

    Hoping the young girl is going to be ok. And yes, it could happen to any of us.

  • dennis23 Jun 15, 2012

    I know its hard to do but its better to hit an animal than to risk hurting yourself or someone else. I hate hitting animals on the road but its better to be safe. I hope the young lady has a speedy recovery.

  • waywardwinds Jun 15, 2012

    From another site....the girl swerved to avoid hitting a dog, overcorrected, lost control, went through a fence and hit a tree. This could happen to any of us. Prayers to her for a speedy recovery.

  • Deb1003 Jun 15, 2012

    "a child is dead and many of you are bickering about the extent of teh impalement????" scubagirl

    Where in the article does it mention she passed away? I hope and pray she makes a full recovery...my prayers to her family and friends.

  • Scubagirl Jun 15, 2012

    my bad, getting my accidents mixed up.....but still the latter part of my post stands...

  • bcain67587 Jun 15, 2012

    Scubagirl, did you read the article? "Trooper C.A. Smith said her injuries were serious, but not life-threatening."

  • Scubagirl Jun 15, 2012

    a child is dead and many of you are bickering about the extent of teh impalement????

    SMH

  • ligonmaterial23 Jun 15, 2012

    Id rather hit a 200 yr old oak tree at 60mph than hit a rail fence at 35mph

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