According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two were ejected from the 2000 Ford Ranger, while the other two were trapped inside the vehicle, when the driver somehow drove onto the north shoulder of the road. Apparently, the driver steered right to avoid a ditch. His pickup truck rotated counterclockwise and spun over two or three times before it ended up on the passenger side.
All four teens were taken to Shands at the University of Florida, where their injuries were listed as serious. One was flown by helicopter, but the other three truck accident victims rode in ambulances. None of the passengers or the driver were wearing seatbelts, which may have increased the severity of their injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol said they are investigating the motor vehicle crash. Charges are pending.
4 Levy teens injured in crash, Gainesville.com, June 7, 2009
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