ST. PETERSBURG, FL – An unlicensed 16-year-old crashed into a tree injuring himself and three other teenagers in the car on Tuesday evening.
According to local reporting, the multiple-injury crash happened at 7750 26th Avenue N around 10:52 p.m. The 2003 Mazda 6 hydroplaned and struck a tree as a result of the teenage driver speeding and driving reckless.
Local fire rescue crews reported the driver was crushed and pinned by the dashboard. He was freed by an extended extraction process, and sustained unknown injuries.
Another teenager, 16, was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for critical injuries. Two other teenagers in the vehicle, 16 and 17, sustained minor injuries and were also taken to a hospital.
St. Petersburg Police reported no one in the car was a licensed driver.
There are many reasons why everyone is required to take tests to gain their license. It keeps themselves and everyone on the road safe, and ensures the driver understands all the laws in place. When someone drives without a license, they are breaking the law and putting not just themselves, but others in danger. Were you or a loved one injured by someone’s reckless choice to drive without a license? You might be entitled to compensation. Our experienced team of St. Petersburg car accident lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group will be able to discuss our case and recommend next steps in our free consultation. Get started today by giving us a call at 727-853-6034.
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