Charges Filed In Accident That Injures Eight People In Pitt County Crash

Charges have been filed against a driver police say is responsible for an accident Monday. Sixteen year old Justin Sutton was charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane control.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 264A and Moye Turnage Road, outside of Farmville, Pitt County.

Police say Sutton hit two cars. Two stop signs at the intersection were torn down, and one car received extensive front-end damage, with it's air bag deploying.

There were 5 people in the car Sutton was driving. Eight people all together went to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. They're currently being treated and will be released. None of the injuries are critical or serious.

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Rescue crews in Pitt County were busy Monday afternoon after a three car crash sent eight people to the hospital.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 264A and Moye Turnage Road, outside of Farmville.

Troopers says they're still piecing together how the accident happened. Two stop signs at the intersection were torn down, and one car received extensive front-end damage, with it's air bag deploying.

Some of those taken to the hospital received serious injuries. Both lanes of U.S. 264A were shut down for more than an hour as crews worked to clear the highway of the crash.


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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 12, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    To Ted, That is right at where I got hit by someone who ran a stop sign and I had to go to the hospital for 2 days with a broken leg. You are right about Greenville having some idiots behind the wheel. To CH, don't judge 16 year olds, only a very small percentage is involved in wrecks that it's their fought. 16 year olds getting in wrecks just end up getting more publicity when in wrecks than what the grown people do. Cindi, as far as I know, I think that was an old law that no longer exists.
  • by jay on May 12, 2009 at 09:19 AM
    This was not the accident involving the fire truck. It was hit responding to this call.
  • by What else? on May 12, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    Another station also reported a Farmville Truck being involved in an accident at the same scene!
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on May 12, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    Greenville drivers are idiots. I was almost hit three times yesterday from the light at the Highway Patrol Station on 10th street to the light at Hastings’s Ford.
  • by Jim Location: pitt on May 12, 2009 at 06:08 AM
    the article in the paper states it was due to a medical episode and his grandmother was the front passenger with other family members in the back including a small child
  • by jim Location: pitt on May 12, 2009 at 05:58 AM
    was this the same wreck that the fire dept responed to and someone ran into the back of the truck?
  • by drab.bacs on May 12, 2009 at 05:27 AM
    Having 5 people in the car the 16 year old was driving is a violation of the terms of any 16 year old's license. This accident is an excellent example of why that rule is in place.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on May 12, 2009 at 05:20 AM
    If Sutton is "16" then why was he also not charged with having too many passengers in his vehicle? At 16 one is only allowed by law to have ONE unrelated passeger,until they are 18.Thatis only if they have not been involved in a wreck or tickets of sorts.Remember this kid has a restricted license that includes no driving after 9:oo.My daughter got a ticket driving around the school parking lot with TWO passengers.
  • by CH Location: Greenville on May 11, 2009 at 09:24 PM
    The boy was showing off for his friends. Seems like 16 year olds are not responsible drivers. They need to raise the driving age limit. 16 year olds are just accidents waiting to happen when they get on the road.
  • by Jason Location: Washington on May 11, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    Didn't they pass a law years ago saying that a 16 year old could not carry passengers unless accompanied by an adult/parent???
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