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Teens, 9-year-old hurt in Johnston wreck

Posted February 6, 2009

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— A wreck east of Clayton sent a 9-year-old boy and two teenagers to the hospital Friday morning, state troopers said.

A Chevrolet sedan was heading north on Thanksgiving Fire Road, and a blue minivan was going east on Jordan Narron Road shortly after 7 a.m. Troopers said the minivan's driver failed to yield at a stop sign, causing a T-bone collision with the Chevrolet.

Three occupants of the minivan sustained non-serious injuries. Two teenagers were taken to Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield, and a 9-year-old boy was transported to WakeMed in Raleigh.

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  • itsnotmeiswear Feb 6, 2009

    It was not a teen driving. It was the mother of the 9 year old. She is a teacher at my daughter's school. The boy needs our prayers.

  • reh4859 Feb 6, 2009

    Yeah, that's a good idea. Raise the driving age.

    ...Then we'll just have a bunch of "irresponsible" adults driving.

    I'd like to see some statistics on how many elderly people who's "gas pedals get jammed" that cause wrecks. Or soccer moms/dads talking their lives away on their cell phones that cause wrecks. Yet somehow, only teenagers are "irresponsible."

  • news4u Feb 6, 2009

    Photo of the crash on WTSBRADIO.COM

  • kewlmom Feb 6, 2009

    and even if teens were driving, it does not state which vehicle they were in...

  • ForHim Feb 6, 2009

    No where in the article does it say a teen was driving. Just two teens and a 9 year old was injured. Maybe mom was taking the teens and the 9 year old to school.

  • EZeegoing Feb 6, 2009

    ""A Chevrolet sedan was heading north on Thanksgiving Fire Road, and a blue van was going east on Jordan Narron Road shortly after 7 a.m. Troopers said the minivan driver failed to yield at a stop sign, causing a T-bone collision with the Chevrolet.

    Three occupants of the minivan sustained non-serious injuries. Two teenagers were taken to Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield, and a 9-year-old boy was transported to WakeMed in Raleigh."""

    Three occupants of the minivan injured. Three taken to the hospital. The minivan ran the sign. I'd say the finger of guilt points to the teens. Another case of immature driving on country roads. Another case where the driving age needs to be raised and more road training given to teen drivers.

  • blazinmami8807 Feb 6, 2009

    I graduated from Johnston County Public schools a few years ago. I've seen first hand what happens. When the bell rings at 2:45 for everyone to go home, the first thing the teenagers rush to their cars and speed away. Living in a rural area, the road are very curvy so its not a bright idea to go 70 all the way home. But they do...and they die. I guess it's a part of life. The strong survive, the weak fall by the wayside. That's evolution right in front of our eyes.

  • loulou Feb 6, 2009

    The article says the teens are not at fault. The other driver ran a stop sign. I don't see this as news.

  • seaturtles246 Feb 6, 2009

    What on earth is going on in Johnston County for so many teens to be in so many accidents. There wasn't enough info published to say who was at fault, but I do hope everyone will be okay.