Three-Vehicle Wreck on Hwy 242 in Johnston County, North Carolina, Injures Children
JOHNSTON COUNTY, NC. – According to a news story reported online at abc11.com, a three-vehicle wreck that took place on North Carolina Highway 242 in Johnston County, North Carolina, caused injuries to two children. In addition, the mother of the two children sustained injuries, according to the report.*
The accident occurred during the late evening near Bear Road on Highway 242. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and ABC 11 report that a woman and her two children, ages 15 and 9, all from Hartnett County, North Carolina, were traveling in a Pontiac (model not reported) northbound on the highway. They came upon a Buick SUV (model not reported) that was stopped in the road, and the woman said she did not have time to stop.
The Pontiac swerved to try to avoid an accident, but crashed into a Ford 500 pickup truck, then also crashed into the Buick. The woman driving the Pontiac told Troopers and reporters that the Buick did not have any lights on or hazards engaged. Troopers reported that the driver of the Buick had run out of gas and left the area, then returned and left again when he or she saw the accident.
ABC 11 reports that the woman in the Pontiac and her two children were all injured in the crash. The woman’s injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening. Her 15-year-old son reportedly sustained minor injuries from the air bag. Her 9-year-old daughter sustained critical injuries, according to ABC 11, and is in a medically induced coma.
It is unclear if the driver of the Ford was injured. Neither this driver nor the driver of the Buick was identified, and no charges have yet been filed in the case.
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