According to multiple news agencies across the state, two teenagers were rushed to the hospital as a result of an auto accident that happened last Friday afternoon ant took place on Highway 111 near Niland.
The official and detailed accident release issued by the California Highway Patrol troopers who responded to the scene have demonstrated that the 19-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a 1989 Ford Festiva that was traveling on the southbound lanes of the Highway 111 when about 6:25 p.m., the driver failed to notice a stopped road construction truck parked just north of English Road.
A California Highway Patrol spokesperson revealed that the vehicle rear-ended the truck. It’s not yet known how fast the vehicle was going prior to the accident but it’s known that both driver and passenger were taken to the hospital sustaining abrasions, head contusions and lacerations. The gravity of their injuries, however, was not readily disclosed.
At this moment, the California Highway Patrol is investigating this case to learn more about the causes behind this terrible occurrence so other drivers can avoid similar accidents in the future.
I urge you as a motorist to stay extremely focused while behind the wheel. A second of distraction could turn into an accident. Also, I encourage you to refrain using your cellphone. Keep it in mind that road safety starts with you and drive safely.