Teen DUI Suspect Splits Car in Half in Crash

The teen crashed into a light pole, splitting his vehicle in half, with the front portion landing below a freeway overpass

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    Police say the impact from the crash caused the teenager's car to split in half, with the front portion of the Honda landing upside down on the freeway lanes below the overpass, with the teen driver still inside.

    A 17-year-old DUI suspect is lucky to be alive after crashing his car into a light pole in Chula Vista, causing his vehicle to split in half on a freeway.

    According to Chula Vista police, the crash happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday at San Miguel Ranch Road and State Route 125.

    Police said the teenage driver – suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly speeding – was traveling eastbound in his Honda S2000 on San Miguel Ranch Road when he lost control of his car and slammed into a light pole.

    The impact from the crash caused his car to split in half, with the front portion of the Honda landing upside down on the freeway lanes below the overpass, with the teen driver still inside.

    Teen Splits Car in Half in Crash

    [DGO] Teen Splits Car in Half in Crash
    A teenager suspected of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol crashed his car into a light pole off State Route 125 in Chula Vista, splitting his vehicle in half.

    Police said the rear portion of the vehicle remained on the upper roadway.

    The teen was conscious and responsive following the crash and was transported to a local trauma center with head injuries. As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, police said the teen remained in serious condition.

    The crash is under investigation, with speed and alcohol being looked at as possible factors.

    No other vehicles were involved in the collision and no one else was injured.
     

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