Three Tuscola teens were involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 about to miles north of Tuscola on Prairie Avenue extended, according to Douglas County Sheriff Fred Galey.
The initial accident report stated that a 2007 Chevrolet car rolled over near the intersection of 1050 East and 1300 North with at least two passengers suffering serious injuries and the driver unresponsive.
Upon arrival, Tuscola Fire Department, extricated the 17-year-old male driver, who was not wearing his seat belt, from the vehicle and Arrow ambulance transported him to Carle Foundation hospital where he remained as of Sunday evening with the status of his injuries unknown, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. In addition, two juvenile passengers, a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old girl, who were wearing their seatbelts, were also injured and transported to Carle Hospital and the extent of their injuries were unknown Sunday night.
“Through the investigation it was determined the vehicle was traveling northbound when it left the roadway, over corrected, slid across the roadway before over correcting again,” the release said. “This time the car slid sideways off the roadway and overturned several times.”
The driver was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting in the response were the Tuscola Fire and Police Departments, Arrow Ambulance, Shraders Ambulance (Arcola and Arthur Ambulance.)