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4 teens injured in Grant Co. crash caused by dropped cellphone

Posted on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at 4:52 pm    

GRANT COUNTY, WA – Four teenagers were injured yesterday, one seriously enough to require a LifeFlight, when the driver of their vehicle lost control while reaching for his misplaced cellphone, KOMO News reports.

The collision happened at the intersection of Road 11-SW from Road P-SE—about 10 miles northwest of Royal City in Grant County—at around 4 a.m. on Monday. The 17-year-old driver of a vehicle carrying three other teenagers lost control while groping for his cellphone, causing the vehicle to run off the roadway, strike a pole, and roll over.

A 16-year-old girl was partially ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash, and was taken by medical helicopter to Confluence Health-Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee and then Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Her injuries were said to be life-threatening.

The other three teenagers were taken to Samaritan Health Care in Moses Lake by ambulance with less-serious injuries.

The vehicle’s underaged driver had apparently taken the family car without asking, and may be facing criminal charges.

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