2 teens go airborne in Hwy. 92 high-speed crash

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 4:51pm
By: Ben Nelms

Two Fayetteville teenagers were injured early Monday morning after the driver lost control of the vehicle on Ga. Highway 92. The car was airborne before crashing into nearby trees and coming to rest on the shoulder. Neither occupant sustained life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:25 a.m. as 18-year-old Fabian Daniel and a 16-year-old male passenger were traveling north on Hwy. 92 south of White Road, according to Fayette Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Ward. The 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling at a high rate of speed, Ward said.

Daniel was attempting to negotiate a curve when the vehicle crossed over the center line and ran off onto the shoulder of the oncoming lane, said Ward.

The car began to veer sideways on the shoulder, then hit a culvert that spun it around backwards and launched it several feet in the air, Ward said.

The car hit three trees and fell back onto the shoulder of the road, landing on all four wheels, Ward said. It was uncertain as to whether the occupants were wearing seat belts, said Ward.

Daniel was transported to an Atlanta area hospital. Ward said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The juvenile was treated and released, said Ward.

Ward said charges against Daniel are pending.

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