Deseret News reported an accident involving four teenagers in Alpine neighborhood at 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, police authorities noticed a car that was being driven recklessly. Police attempted to pull the car over but the driver tried to flee from the Lone Peak police. A police chase ensued and in the process, the speeding car hit a deer. The car did not stop after the collision; it left the road and crashed into a pine tree after failing to execute a sharp turn on a dead-end street.
Police authorities aided the injured teenagers until medical responders arrived and then they were all taken to the hospital. Two teenagers had minor injuries and the other two had more significant serious injuries.
Police discovered that the car was stolen and allegedly contained stolen electronics from various cities. The police report also indicated that drug paraphernalia and controlled substances were recovered from the car.
After being treated, the teen driver was booked into the Slate Canyon Detention Center for investigation of several felonies. Police said all four will likely face criminal charges in juvenile court.
There is an increasing number of teens involved in car accidents that is cause for alarm. We encourage everybody to be extra careful on the road and take precautions to prevent thieves from breaking into your car. Call us at (801)-506-0800 for a free consultation or for any concerns on personal injury resulting from reckless driving, call us now.
Original article by Whitney Evans.
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