Four teens sent to hospi­tal af­ter car flips

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Four teens were taken to the Carbonear Gen­eral Hospi­tal in the early morn­ing hours of Thurs­day, March 25 af­ter their car flipped over on Vet­er­ans Memo­rial High­way.

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP were called to the crash, which occurred at ap­prox­i­mately 1:29 a.m. near the Shearstown exit on Route 75.

Cpl. Tony Grif­fiths of the Har­bour Grace RCMP De­tach­ment said the sin­gle ve­hi­cle car­ry­ing a male driver, one male and two fe­male pas­sen­gers was trav­el­ling South on Route 75 when it crossed the cen­ter of the road­way into the on­com­ing lane and off into the ditch on the op­po­site side of the road­way. “ The ve­hi­cle flipped and came to rest on its wheels fac­ing in a northerly di­rec­tion,” Cpl Grif­fiths said, adding, “ the ve­hi­cle was ex­ten­sively dam­aged in the crash.”

The RCMP spokesman said mem­bers of the Bay Roberts Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment used the Jaws of Life to free the oc­cu­pants from the ve­hi­cle.

All oc­cu­pants, aged 18-19, re­ceived vary­ing de­grees of in­juries and were taken by am­bu­lances to the Carbonear Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to the ini­tial po­lice re­port, the ex­tent of in­juries was not yet known, but none are be­lieved to be life threat­en­ing.

While the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, al­co­hol, speed, and in­di­vid­u­als not wear­ing seat­belts all seem to be fac­tors in the in­ci­dent.

“ The driver of the ve­hi­cle, a 19 year old male from Spa­niard’s Bay, could be fac­ing a num­ber of charges

in­clud­ing im­paired driv­ing caus­ing bod­ily harm,” Cpl. Grif­fiths said.

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