Local teens hurt after car slams into pole at 100 mph

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 16 at 10:40 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- Three teenagers were injured after the car they were traveling in collided with a power pole Friday night, according to Spokane County deputies.

Authorities said the one-car crash happened around 11 p.m. on the 3700 block of N. Harvard Road in the Otis Orchards-East Farms area.  Deputies arrived on scene and found a 1998 Toyota Camry's passenger side wrapped around a large power pole with three occupants inside the vehicle.

Investigator's spoke with a 14-year-old boy who was riding in the back seat who said the teens were traveling northbound on Harvard Road.  Prior to the collision he looked at the speedometer and said they were traveling at 100 mph.  He received minor injuries and was released to his parents.
 
Investigators determined the vehicle lost control, slid sideways towards the west side of the road and struck a power pole on the front passenger side door of the vehicle.  The 17-year-old male front passenger was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition.  The 15-year-old unlicensed driver was also transported to a local hospital and was listed in serious condition. 

Authorities said speed and inexperience were both factors in the collision. 

Charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

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