Teen Awakens from Coma After Poway Wreck

By Lauren Steussy and Monica Garske
|  Friday, Sep 7, 2012  |  Updated 11:39 AM PDT
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A teen left in a coma after a crash in Poway Wednesday afternoon has woken up from a coma, according to a school official.

The accident on Twin Peaks Road happened at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and injured four teens, according to the San Diego Fire Department.

A 17-year-old male driving a Ford Escort swerved over the center late into eastbound traffic, crashing into a Toyota Prius, deputies said. The Escort  was also carrying three teenage passengers, ages 15 to 17.

The Escort then slid sideways into a Ford F150 truck driven by an adult female and her 12-year-old sister.

The teen driver of the Escort and his 15-year-old brother were critically injured in the crash, both sustaining major head trauma, deputies confirmed.

Sheriffs' deputies said one of the brothers has a blood clot disorder, which exacerbated the injury.

The two other teen passengers in the Escort and the drivers and young passenger of the Prius and F150 sustained minor injuries and were treated at Pomerado Hospital and Palomar Hospital. They were later released, deputies confirmed.

A staff member from Poway High School posted an update on Facebook that the two teens with minor injuries returned to school Friday. The driver was moved out of the ICU and his younger brother woke up from his coma. Both brothers have extensive bone injuries are expected to have a long recovery ahead of them, the staff member wrote.

The investigation is ongoing and the names of the critically injured teenagers have not been confirmed by officials. They are students at Poway High School, deputies said.

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