Greenville Teens, Lamont Teen Injured In CrashApr 26th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
By Fran Hunt
Special to Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Lamont teen and two teens from Greenville, were injured in a single-vehicle crash, Saturday afternoon.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that at 12:35 p.m., Saturday, April 23, Jarrod Flowers, 17, of Lamont, was driving a 1990 Ford F-150 northbound on Wilbur Knowles Road in Taylor County, at approximately 50 miles per hour.
Riding in the vehicle as passengers were Corey Miller, 18, of Greenville and in the bed of the pickup truck, was passenger Bradley Miller, 17, of Greenville.
Flowers lost control of the vehicle and overcorrected the steering in an attempt to gain control.
The vehicle rotated sideways and slid off the roadway onto the west shoulder, where the vehicle struck several small trees.
This caused the vehicle to overturn, ejecting Flowers and Bradley Miller.
The vehicle came to a rest upright on top of Flowers, facing north.
Flowers was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of critical injuries.
Corey Miller and Bradley Miller each sustained minor injuries.
FHP reported that the crash was not alcohol-related and none of the three teens were wearing seatbelts.
The vehicle sustained $6,500 damage.
Assisting FHP on the scene were Taylor City Sheriff’s Office, Fire and Rescue and EMS.