Man remains in serious condition after teen runs stop sign

By Katie Spiro, Gardner-Webb Media Student

SHELBY, NC- A man who was driving an 18 wheeler remains in serious condition after a teen failed to stop at a stop sign at the corner of Dekalb and Crain Street at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday. No one else was seriously injured.

John F. Sampson, 36, a native to Florence, Ohio, was driving
his 18 wheeler when Timothy W. Zurkhamer, 17, failed to hault at a stop sign—sending
his 1999 Suburban into Sampson’s truck. After being taken by Bishop Ambulance
Service, the hospital reported that Sampson suffered a broken leg, but remains
in serious condition.

Driving the Suburban, Zurkhamer, 4578 First Street, Shelby,
was checked by paramedics, but was not taken to the hospital; however,
Zurkhamer did receive a ticket for running the stop sign. His four other high
school passengers were not injured.

The auto accident was investigated by Shelby officer, Scott
Barlow. This is the 3rd auto accident report from this intersection within a week.


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