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Single Vehicle Accident Sends Three Teens to Area Hospitals
September 13, 2013
By Sgt. Chris Depue, Lee's Summit Police Dept.
Lee’s Summit, MO – On Thursday, 9/12/2013 at approximately 2:20 p.m. emergency crews responded to the area of SW Hook Road and SW Market Street on a single car accident.
Upon arrival, officers located a 2005 Dodge Neon that had left the roadway and stuck a large tree.
The driver, a 16 year old girl from Lee’s Summit was transported via air ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 16 year old male was also air lifted from the scene with serious injuries.
The rear seat passenger, 17 year old Skylar Bernard of Lee’s Summit was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries also.
The initial investigation shows that the driver lost control of the vehicle as it was travelling east on Hook Road. When the driver brought the vehicle back onto the roadway she lost control again and overcorrected. This action caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike the tree.