Teen Plows Through Barraccades Into Excavator

by The Editors on April 16, 2010

Img 7504Early Thursday morning (April 15, 2010) a 17-year-old girl driving a Ford F-150 truck plowed into these signs and into excavator on the closed portion of Historic 101 just south of the Hilton Garden Inn, according to a story in the North County Times.

About 1 a.m., police found the driver trapped in a Ford F-150 about 2100 feet past several closed road signs, Reno said. Without slowing, she had driven through orange barrel barricades and a chain link fence. Still going full speed, the truck dragged the fence before becoming lodged under a large excavator, he said. . . Carlsbad firefighters freed the teen, and she was taken by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Reno said. Later Thursday, she was in stable condition but facing reconstructive surgery, the lieutenant said. Her name was not released.

As we were just telling a friend: there are very few good reasons to ever drive after midnight.

[Link: North County Times]

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Carl Crawl April 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

Too bad they couldn’t do the repairs and keep the old bridge… the one photographed in Carlsbad Magazine’s Nov/Dec issue…

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