Reagan High Student Airlifted From Morning Wreck

11:37 PM, Jan 6, 2011   |    comments
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  • Student injured after hitting black ice, Balsom Rd, Winston-Salem
  • Student injured after hitting black ice, Balsom Rd, Winston-Salem
  • Student injured after hitting black ice, Balsom Rd, Winston-Salem
    

Winston-Salem, NC -- A student at Reagan High School was airlifted to the hospital after a wreck near the school Thursday morning.

The wreck happened at 8:36 a.m. on Balsom Road near the intersection with Transou Road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. Reagan High School is located on Transou Road.

18-year-old Nicholas Doub was airlifted from the scene and taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition as of 11 a.m., according to Trooper J.S. Hassell with the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Hassell said the Doub was going about 30 mph in a 45 mph zone when he drove across a thin sheet of ice on the road , lost control, crossed the center line, and hit a tree. The teen was wearing his seatbelt.

Ricky Kimble with Randy Moore's Auto Repair and Towing was called to take the SUV away from the scene.

"Kind of puts things in perspective that it can happen quick," he said.

"It bothers you because I have friends that age. I have daughters that age. They're not driving yet but it kind of makes you think when they do drive what can happen," said Kimble.

The school's principal, Frank Martin, spoke with WFMY News 2 and said everyone at the school is sending thoughts, prayers to the student and his family for a full recovery. Martin said the student is on the cross country team and a member of band.

Stay with digtriad.com and WFMY News 2 for updates. 

This was the second serious accident involving a student Thursday morning.  A teenager was killed in Caswell County after the car he was riding in hit a patch of black ice.

RELATED LINK -- Highway Patrol: Student Killed In Caswell County Wreck, Black Ice Blamed

WFMY News 2

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