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Three Johnston County students involved in crash

Posted February 22, 2012

— Three West Johnston High School students were involved in a crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of George Willett and Cleveland roads, according to a Johnston County Schools spokeswoman.

The students were not seriously injured, spokeswoman Terri Sessoms said. She did not release their names. One student was in one vehicle and the other two were in another. No other details were released.


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  • cartertayler66 Feb 23, 2012

    ok here is my first thing everybody is ok just sore this morning but it aint all the teenagers faults its some of these people on the rodes who dont know how to drive. i was one of the one's in the wreck so all yall trash talkers who dont know wht u are talking about ur comments were not needed!

  • ReallyBigYawn Feb 22, 2012

    If we require all high school and below students ride buses then tax people for it, we can raise a lot of revenue and save lives! How about it democraters?

  • hihuwatlu Feb 22, 2012

    I wish someone would investigate the possible link between school start times and the teen accident rate. It seems Johnston's teen fatality rate got a lot higher back when they shifted the start time for a lot of the high schools to around 7:00am. How does the accident rate of a high school that starts around 7am (West Johnston or Clayton) compare to one that starts later (East Wake starts around 8am)

    It's been looked at in other areas and there seemed to be a link.

  • heatherh2131 Feb 22, 2012

    This has ALWAYS been an issue we had tons of accidents like this when I was in high school over 10 years ago! I chose NOt to get mine till I was 18 because of it! Thank God everyone is ok?!

  • Sherlock Feb 22, 2012

    This county need to banned any student driving, this would save many lives...

  • twhitley1967 Feb 22, 2012

    My niece & sister-in-law was involved in that accident, which was never mentioned. But because the other 2 cars were students, everyone wants to make a big deal. Yes, we hear about high schoolers being involved in accidents, but just as many other drivers are involved in accidents too. Cars can be replaced daily, lives can not. Just thank God everyone was fine.

  • cwood3 Feb 22, 2012

    Yes-we have a problem in JoCo with teen accidents. many aprents , resource officers, and school officials are involved in trying to turn the tide.

    let's address several of the problems. One is that ALL teens seem to think they are invinsable. Second, they are in such a hurry that seat belts are not used. Third, speed! Forth-sell phones and testing. Fifth-3 and 4!! Sixth, JoCo roads are relatively flat. Curves are not banked as well as roads in more rolling countryside. Because JoCo is more rural the most Triangle areas, roads have ditches with trees(or plowed fields) on the other side instead of curb and gutters. These ditches cause all kind of issues.

    Several JoCo high schools have officers at the driveway exits looking at students in cars to see if seat belts are being warn. They are looking for cell users as well.

    Hopefully, students will learn to slow down, stop texting, and wear seat belts. Combined, these 3 factors will help!!

  • edits Feb 22, 2012

    westernwake1: They are doing something to address it...before a student can sign up for drivers ed parent and student must attend a meeting and an agreement must be signed. They also are working with the Alive at 25 program to further educate teen drivers on the dangers of distractions etc. The best course of action would be to raise the licensing age to 18.
    I would not allow my daughter to get her license until she was 18 and at first she was really angry but after she had been driving a year she thanked me and agreed that 16 is too young to have that kind of responsibility. She said that had she gotten a license at 16 she probably would have woundup in an accident, hurt or not.

  • the3rdAlen Feb 22, 2012

    Details...can't we get the details right? The accident was at the intersection of McLemore Road and George Wilton Drive. C'mon WRAL...the editing and attention to detail is getting bad.

  • Rocknhorse Feb 22, 2012

    Knowing details about a wreck can help manufacturers design safer products. After my son and I were hit head-on by a drunk driver, my husband called Evenflo to thank them for making a product that protected our 10 month old as well as his car seat did. Evenflo requested details of the accident, a copy of the police report and sent us a brand new car seat and a call tag for the one from the wreck. They wanted the one from the wreck back not only so they could try and improve it, but b/c there could have been stress in the frame work that was not visible to the naked eye and they wanted it OUT of circulation. Knowing details might indicate an intersection in need of a traffic light. It might indicate distraction by a driver. It might point to a cause that can be remedied.