Two Teenage Drivers Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Oct 03, 2016 in Car Accidents
A four-car collision on Thursday afternoon in St. Joseph County left one 17-year-old driver with serious injuries and another in critical condition at Memorial Hospital.
One of the teenagers was in a Chevrolet Suburban while the other was in a Mercedes Benz. The SUV hit the Mercedes as the sedan turned onto Cleveland Road, causing the SUV to veer off the road and roll over onto its roof while the Mercedes spiraled out of control for a few hundred feet before coming to a stop.
When the Mercedes lost control, flying debris hit a vehicle making a left turn from westbound Cleveland Road. Then the Mercedes' transmission and engine dislodged and struck an SUV waiting to make a left turn onto Cleveland Road from northbound Capital Avenue.
One of the Mercedes’ tires came loose and was ejected over the median and into a police car heading north, but the officer did not sustain injuries.
According to a spokesperson for the St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash team (FACT), which is in charge of the case, the Mercedes driver did not have a turn arrow but did have a green light when the collision occurred.
Law enforcement believes speed was a factor in the collision and is imploring drivers to slow down and abide by posted speed limits.
The accident temporarily closed Capital Avenue from Douglas to State Road 23, while Cleveland Road was shut down between Currant and Fir.
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