Teens hurt in Wake County crash

Nine people, including five teenagers, were involved Thursday evening in a Wake County crash.
December 6, 2013 3:09:41 PM PST
Nine people, including five teenagers, were involved Thursday evening in a Wake County crash.

The head-on collision between a SUV and a car happened around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Norwood and Ray Roads.

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Sebastian Scott was at the wheel of a 2002 Acura when he ran off the right shoulder and lost control of the car.

More than 400 feet down the road, he crossed the centerline and slammed into a Toyota SUV.

Scott and a 17-year-old boy, who was the front seat passenger, were both buckled in and had only minor injuries according to the Highway Patrol.

But two 14-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl in the backseat of the Acura were not wearing seatbelts. They were ejected through the back window of the Acura. The trooper on the scene said - miraculously - they landed in a yard on soft wet ground or they could have easily been killed.

Neighbors who heard the crash and came to help were shocked by what they saw.

The four adults in the Toyota were all buckled in. Three were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and the driver was treated at the scene.

The Highway Patrol said one of the 14-year-old girls had the most serious injuries, and was admitted to Duke. But, it said that no one in the crash suffered life-threatening or long-term injuries.

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