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Mom, two kids injured in Johnston wreck

Posted September 26, 2008 6:49 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2008 7:14 p.m. EDT

— A mother and two young children were injured when another driver ran a stop sign and hit their car Friday afternoon, state troopers said.

Miguel Hernandez-Gonzales was trying to turn left from Elevation Road onto Benson Hardee Road around 3:15 p.m. Troopers said Hernandez-Gonzales ran through a stop sign and pulled in front of a car going north on Benson Hardee.

Amanda Godwin, 27, of Benson, who was driving the car that was hit, was taken to Johnston Memorial Hospital, along with her 4-year-old son and 19-month-old daughter. Troopers believed their injuries were non-life-threatening.

Hernandez-Gonzales suffered the most serious injuries, troopers said. He was in the trauma unit at WakeMed in Raleigh, but troopers thought he would survive.

A man who was a passenger in Hernandez-Gonzales' car received minor cuts. He was taken to WakeMed as a precaution.

Troopers charged Hernandez-Gonzales with failure to yield and driving without an operator's license.

Alcohol and speeding were not factors in the wreck, troopers said.