Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Three Truants from SVHS Have Car Accident Today
SANTA ROSA: THREE INJURED WHEN UNLICENSED TEEN DRIVER'S CAR HITS TREE
SANTA ROSA (BCN)
Three teens were injured this afternoon when an unlicensed 17-year-old Sonoma girl driving a 2008 Honda Accord ran off Grange Road at Bennett Valley Road south of Santa Rosa and struck a tree, the California Highway Patrol said.
The driver was trapped in the car for half an hour and suffered major injuries, the CHP said. She was extricated from the car by the Rincon Valley Fire Department and is expected to survive.
A 16-year-old Sonoma girl who was sitting in the right front passenger seat suffered moderate injuries and 18-year-old Peter Vargas of Sonoma complained of pain in his head, back and hands, CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat said. Vargas was sitting in the middle rear seat.
A preliminary investigation of the crash indicates the teens were truant from Sonoma Valley High School and were returning from the Rohnert Park area, Sloat said.
The accident happened around 1:40 p.m. and Grange Road was closed until around 3:30 p.m., Sloat said.
The names of the girls were not immediately available.