Teen sustains minor injuries in wreck

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 27, 2012

By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY — A Salisbury teen received minor injuries after she lost control of her car Monday afternoon, causing it to roll down an embankment on Stokes Ferry Road.
Kara Helen Fenton-Ray, 17, of Castle Keep Road, was heading to work at Wendy’s when she lost control of her car, overcorrected and ran off the right side of the road, said Highway Patrol Trooper A.J. Carpenter.
Witnesses said her car overturned before coming to rest at the bottom of an embankment in front of a house on Stoke Ferry Road. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Witnesses also said the teen was responsive, but had a visible head injury.
Fenton-Ray asked homeowners Lee Oddie and Alex Lee, along with their friend Shannon File, to call her father. The three were sitting on the porch when they heard tires squealing and saw the car flip and land near a creek bed.
“She fishtailed and flipped before going in,” Oddie said.
The three rushed toward the car.
At first the teen didn’t appear to know where she was, Lee said.
Oddie, Lee and File tried to comfort the teen, explaining that they’d called for help and not to move.
File, who is a certified nursing assistant, asked Fenton-Ray if she could feel her feet. The teen responded that she could.
File talked to the girl’s father, who said he’d be at the scene shortly.
“I said, ‘Your daughter has been in a wreck. She’s OK. She’s responsive,’ “ File said.
“He told us he lived off Stokes Ferry,” Lee said.
Fenton-Ray was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released.
Union Fire Department, Rowan Rescue and Rowan EMS also responded.
A wrecker was called in to pull the 2000 Kia Sephia out of the ditch.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.