TROOPERS: No Seat Belts; Teens Airlifted From Crash

Three teens were airlifted to a Wilmington hospital last night after what troopers believed is an alcohol-related accident. All three were thrown from the wreckage.

The wreck happened on Highway 12 on Cedar Island in Carteret County. The Highway Patrol says Keegan Robinson, 17, of Atlantic Beach was driving the pickup when it went off the road and rolled over.

Two 16-year-old passengers, William Brittingham and Kyle Nelson, both of Cedar Island were injured. Troopers say none of the teens were wearing seat belts.

The Highway Patrol says charges are pending in the accident.

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  • by boys Location: carteret on Jan 26, 2012 at 01:25 PM
    does anyone have a medical status of the boys?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:55 PM
    In my wreck my seatbelt save my live and i shouldve died even with it on. seatbelt are safe and smarter to were. i feel like its ok to drink if your under age but just do it responsibly. i think every parrent should hand there 15 year old kid a beer and show them how to do it right and not learn from there peers cuz the majority of them arnt very smart with it. I hope they get better soon and im praying for them !
  • by Concerned Location: Morehead on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:34 AM
    I have two comments: Knowingly- Usually when the report states that alcohol was involved it means there is evidence at the scene to suggest it. I know you say you "know the family" and I'm sure these boys are great kids, but even good kids make mistakes. Alcohol is readily accessible in the fridge, out in the garage, or even from an older sibling or family member. And to Lynda: You are absolutely right. Parents need to talk with their teens about alochol use, the dangers not only from drinking and driving, but the damage done to the brain development. This is a sad situation, so many what ifs... I hope and pray that all three of these boys...too many lives cut short from kids trying to grow up too soon.
  • by Ann on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:05 AM
    I am praying for all involved.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:30 PM
    if any of you have seen the truck you all would say they are lucky they WERENT wearing a seatbelt even though it is against the law. Everyone needs to quit argueing over it, its your own choice. Everyone please continue to pray!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM
    Seatbelts don't always save lives. Ask the family members of people who have did buckle up.
  • by tug Location: new bern on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:30 PM
    As a first responder I have been to probably hundreds of wrecks, plus hours and hours of training. I can't quote statistics, but I can tell you this. Motorcycles accidents are bad, mainly because there is no seatbelt, riders get thrown and hit things. Vehicles with occupants wearing the belts tend not to move around and I have seen people walk away from very bad wrecks. Because they are restrained and do not hit things. Its the sudden stop getting thrown around in the vehicle that hurts you. Find the driver in the passenger rear floorboard you know he did not get there easily. Those that are ejected rarely walk away and most of the time are very badly hurt. Don't care if its a law or not, its smart! I've seen the blood and the broken bodies to prove it.
  • by john Location: farmville on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:38 PM
    wil e coyote have you ever seen a seat belt on a four wheeler
  • by Anonymous Location: farmville on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:31 PM
    the reason you made 50 is because no one wanted you at their parties
  • by Knowingly Location: Davis nc on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:13 PM
    They are all still fighting for their life, Kyle has been in surgery, keegan is still unresponsive but he is still fighting
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