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Teen Hurt When She Falls from Pickup

Highway patrol troopers have not said why a teen-aged girl was riding in the back of a pickup yesterday, or why she fell out. But the fall caused extremely critical injuries to the unidentified girl. The accident was reported about 11:45 am yesterday on Yellow Banks Road not far from Traphill Road. Witnesses say a pickup truck had been speeding in the area shortly before the accident was reported, but it's uncertain if the truck the teen fell from is the one that was seen speeding. It is legal for teens to ride in the back of an open bed pickup, with certain restrictions.

Responders had to do CPR on the girl, but they did get a heartbeat back, enabling them to airlift her to Winston-Salem fro treatment. At last word, she remained in critical condition. According to witnesses, the pickup truck left the scene of the wreck, then came back after rescuers had arrived. No word yet from the highway patrol on whether the unidentified driver will face charges.

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