Single-vehicle accident sends teens to area hospitals
Three teens are recovering after a single-vehicle accident Sept. 12.
According to the Lee’s Summit Police Department, at approximately 2:20 p.m. emergency crews responded to the area of S.W. Hook Road and S.W. Market Street on a single-car accident.
Upon arrival, officers located a 2005 Dodge Neon that had left the roadway and stuck a large tree.
The driver, a 16-year-old girl from Lee’s Summit, was transported via air ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, a 16-year-old male was also air lifted from the scene with serious injuries.
The rear seat passenger, 17-year-old Skylar Bernard of Lee’s Summit, was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries also.
The initial investigation shows that the driver lost control of the vehicle as it was traveling east on Hook Road. When the driver brought the vehicle back onto the roadway she lost control again and overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike the tree.
Two of the three passengers in the car are juveniles and their names are being withheld
No citations have been issued.