Four teens sent to hospital after car flips
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.