Accident Caused Mother to Miss Daughter's Graduation

MAY 27, 2005 -- Graduation night is the pinnacle of a student's career. It's a time for friends and family to celebrate hard work and accomplishment.

One Pender County mother missed her daughter's graduation because of a wreck that could have been prevented.

Jamie Burnett was taking her daughter to school on Wednesday when another driver ran through an intersection and hit her car.

The driver was not charged because there was no stop sign facing him.

Burgaw police believe someone may have stolen the sign as a prank. Burnett said this is not something that someone should do as a prank. Burgaw Public Works and the State Department of Public Transportation have since placed temporary stop signs at the intersection.