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Teen not injured in one-vehicle accident

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The investigation continues into a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon near the cement bridge on County Road 950 North, just east of Kennedy Crossing Road. Ivy Jackson Photo. [Order this photo]
A Brazil teenager was uninjured during an accident that left her vehicle hanging on the edge of a steep ravine Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday, officials confirmed the accident remains under investigation to The Brazil Times. However, they were able to release some preliminary details.

Around 3:30 p.m., Monday, a 16-year-old female was traveling eastbound on County Road 950 North, just east of Kennedy Crossing Road, in a pickup truck when the vehicle left the roadway, apparently hit a bridge culvert, left the south side of the embankment and then slid down backwards until it stopped before hitting the bottom.

Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Dick Johnson and Posey volunteer fire departments, Clay County Search and Rescue and TransCare responded to the scene.

Emergency personnel worked with members of Poor Boys Wrecking for more than an hour to safely secure and stabilize the truck before lifting it to safely remove the victim.

Although she was not severely injured during the accident, CCSD K-9 Handler/Sgt. Josh Clarke confirmed the victim was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for a routine medical checkup.

Officials confirmed the truck was a total loss.

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This is just one more reason that teens need more

experience driving on the roads before they receive

their license.

-- Posted by busymomandstudent on Wed, Mar 4, 2009, at 12:16 PM

I wonder if she was talking on a cell phone??

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Mar 4, 2009, at 2:31 PM

She probally hit a pothole and her front tire fell off.

-- Posted by no1special on Wed, Mar 4, 2009, at 4:31 PM

Well she wasnt talking on her cell phone and she did not hit a pot hole

She looked down for a second then seen she was to close to the side of the road and over corrected and hit the bridge then the truck took over.

We have been driving with her scene last summer she has had her license scene nov even a adult can make the same mistake

We are so lucky she didnt flip it she would of been in the water and she might not be here today. Love Mom and Dad

-- Posted by latdbt on Thu, Mar 5, 2009, at 8:02 AM

i dont think that teenagers need any more experience driving. i think that anyone can make that mistake. i seem more adults talking on cell phones and not paying attention, because why they have more experience behind the wheel. that dont matter people of any age make mistakes i thank god that my friend was okay i dont want to lose another friend.

-- Posted by nhs_princess_09 on Thu, Mar 5, 2009, at 9:07 AM

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