Two Oklahoma teens are lucky to be alive after a single-vehicle accident this past weekend. According to reports from The Enid News-Eagle, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers believe that alcohol may be to blame for the crash.
Reports of the incident indicate that the crash happened around 2:00 a.m. Sunday on E 0530 Road, just west of Highway 58. A 17-year-old male was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when he veered into a ditch on the far side of the rural road. The driver over corrected, causing the vehicle to roll twice and eject a passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver then backed out of the ditch and attempted to flee the scene just before rolling the vehicle down an embankment on the east side of the road.
The 17-year-old passenger who was ejected was taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in critical condition after suffering injuries to his head, legs, arms, and torso. The driver of the truck was last listed in stable condition with head, arm, and leg injuries.
Troopers who are investigating the accident say that there was an odor of alcohol on the driver when they arrived on the scene, and charges against the driver are pending the outcome of the investigation.