NEW INFORMATION: Teenage Driver Crashes into Car Shop, Business Owner Rushed to the Hospital 1/16/13
City of Midland
January 16, 2013
A juvenile was arrested on two charges after fleeing the scene of one accident and striking a building in another on Wednesday evening.
Midland Police and Fire Departments were called to a major accident at 5:23 p.m. in the 300 block of North Terrell Street, where they found that a 2002 Ford Excursion driven by a 14-year-old had struck E&R Automotive. The vehicle passed completely through the building, partially exiting out the other side.
An investigation revealed that the juvenile driver struck a Nissan from behind near Kansas Avenue while traveling southbound on Lamesa Road earlier in the evening. He fled the scene, followed by the other vehicle, and turned onto South Street. He lost control of the vehicle due to high speeds, leaving the roadway at Terrell and South Streets and striking the business. The owner of the business was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital for non life-threatening injuries, as was the juvenile driver for minor injuries.
Two additional adults in the Excursion refused treatment at the scene, and the four occupants of the Nissan were not injured.
After being treated and released, the juvenile was arrested for failure to stop when involved in an accident for the first crash and aggravated assault for the second crash.