The teens were traveling westbound when police say the driver took his eyes off of the road to adjust the radio. He then lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole.
Three teens were thrown from the vehicle because of the impact. One teen was trapped inside the vehicle and another was able to walk away uninjured.
Three of the teens are currently hospitalized and in critical condition. Their injuries include internal bleeding and several broken bones. Two of the injured teens have already undergone several surgeries.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident to determine if speed or alcohol played a factor.
Sadly, this accident shows that taking your eyes off of the road for even a second can be dangerous and have serious consequences. Distracted driving is a major contributing factor to motor vehicle accidents. It is important for drivers to always focus on the road and eliminate all other distractions.
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If you or someone you know were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green. They can provide you with a free no obligation consultation to discuss your case. Filing a claim can help alleviate the costs that can accrue after a motor vehicle accident. These costs can include: medical bills, lost wages and other out of pocket expenses.
CBS Pittsburgh, “4 Teens Injured, 3 Critically, After Car Hits Telephone Pole”