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Teen Driver Critically Injured in Car Crash

7 December 2017 News

A teen driver was rescued by firefighters from the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company  from his crashed vehicle on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  It took about 15 minutes to extricate the unconscious boy from his car.  State police at the scene said the teen  was critically injured when his vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, veered slightly right off a two-lane road for about 30 yards before striking a tree in the 200 block of River Road in eastern Clarke County at about 2:15 p.m.

The absence of  skid marks on the road in the area of the crash, indicates the teen driver didn’t brake beforehand. The crash crushed  the front driver’s side of the Cruze.

Virginia State Police say he was driving south on River Road about a mile south of Harry Byrd Highway.  The crash occurred on a straight stretch of road between Old Ferry Lane and Bridge Lane near the Shenandoah River.

Clarke County Director of Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Brian Lichty, says the teen driver was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital.


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