Three Children, Three Adults Hurt In Head-On Crash

Six people, including three children were injured in a head-on crash Thursday morning in Lenoir County.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 7:40 a.m. on Wheat Swamp Road near North Lenoir High School.

Troopers say Joshua Tyson was charged with driving left of center and driving with a revoked license. They say the 19-year-old's vehicle swerved to avoid traffic stopped ahead of him and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Nikole Scott. Scott and three children in her vehicle, ages 3, 7 and 8 years old, were all hurt. Tyson and a passenger in his vehicle were also injured.

All six people were taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital with what troopers say are non-life threatening injuries.


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  • by B4real Location: Washington on Apr 2, 2010 at 02:04 AM
    Roads being wider?! Are you serious? That doesn't have anything to do with it. You people need to get a grip. This was a kid that started the accident. Have you ever heard of UNEXPERIENCED DRIVER?! I'm pretty sure some of you have, if you have your own car that has car insurance on it. Wider roads has nothing to do with it. He was being a careless driver. Probably talking or texting.Why rush? If your late, leave early. I'm not in a rush to get to the grave.
  • by debra on Mar 23, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    I really have to agree with - Seen It Before - North Lenoir really does need to be restructured or something. I attended this school and so did my kids. No matter how the roads are though, as long as people are irresponsible...this thing will continue to happen. Thoughts and prayers for the injured. Hope you all have a speedy recovery, espcially the children.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 19, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    Hurry down the highway- Hurry down the road- Hurry past the people starin'- Hurry hurry hurry hurry- Leave on time leave on time- You never got your ticket but you leave on time- Leave on time leave on time- Gonna get your ticket but you leave on time- Leave on time leave on time- Put it in your pocket but you never can tell...
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 19, 2010 at 06:25 AM
    The blame is on the people who designed our highway system and our automobiles. The speed limit should be much lower! I'd say 15 mph is fast enough (it was 120 years ago). We didn't EVER have these kinds of accidents in the past. The horses knew better than to run head-on into each other. (they did rear-end each other, but that's a different matter)---bottom line: It's unsafe to travel on the road at high speed. It's a risk you take when you hop in your car every day. If you don't drive responsibly, you could be killed or kill someone else. These are the facts. Don't like it? DON'T DRIVE! Pretty simple, really.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Mar 18, 2010 at 03:11 PM
    Slow down, live longer, slow down, live longer, slow down, slow down, pay attention, live longer, pay attention, live longer, slow down, get hold of yourselves; leave on time, leave on time...give yourselves time to arrive, and maybe you will, maybe you will, maybe you will arrive on time.
  • by Clifton Location: `Washington on Mar 18, 2010 at 02:02 PM
    It said the 19 years olds VEHICLE awerved to miss stopped traffic. I'm wondering what they charged the car with since it was the one that swerved.
  • by here in nc Location: the woods on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:59 PM
    maybe we do need wider roads, but i think every driver can tell whats the center and the edge. if you are going to drive with a revoked license atleast be smart enough to pay attention to the road!!!
  • by Jeff on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:15 PM
    The roads are not the issue here, I mean why don't we make the roads a mile wide, it doesn't matter how wide or narrow the road is, that idiot shouldnot have been driving this accident did not have to happen. We need tougher laws with tougher punishments for people like the driver who think they can do as they please!
  • by Wider Roads Location: everywhere on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    "PLEASE MAKE OUR ROADS A LITTLE WIDER? THEY ARE SO SO NARROW COMPARED TO OTHER STATES. IF YOU DONT BELEIVE ME LOOK FOR YOURSELF WHEN YOURE' IN ANOTHER STATE." Please make our caps lock button wider? They are so narrow compared to other computers. If you don't believe me look for yourelf when "you're" on another computer. Its had to take "Anonymous" serious when it's not the road's fault, its the fault of a bad driver, and to make it even worse someone who WAS NOT suppose to be one the road to begin with. Attitudes that blame other non-factors just keep teaching our kids that personable responsiblity no longer applies, nothing's OUR fault anymore just blame the road's width.....PALEEZE
  • by What??? Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    Wider Roads??? Look at the problem not factors outside the initial cause. He was not paying attention and driving without a license. He alone is responsible for this accident, not the roads.
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