Speed and Alcohol-Related Crash Sends Two People to Local Hospital

By: James Egbert Email
By: James Egbert Email

Colorado Springs Police tell 11 News that speed and alcohol are the cause of an early morning accident that sent two young people to a local hospital at 2:00 am Sunday.

Police say the car had four people inside, all minors. It was going down Meadow Ridge toward Lexington at nearly 90 miles per hour when the driver lost control. The car swerved off the road and rolled into a park.

Two males, the driver with serious but non-life threatening injuries and a passenger with possible life threatening head injuries, were transported to a local hospital. The two other passengers were served summons' for illegal consumption of alcohol.

One of the two uninjured passengers originally left the scene of the accident but was brought back to the scene by police. Charges are pending while the investigation continues. Names of the juveniles are not being released at this time.

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  • by Devin Location: Colorado on Jul 4, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    The person that almost died has been my best friend for life. When i saw him in the hospital, he told me to never smoke or drink, its bad. People think a lot "oh it wont happen to me, theres so many people on this earth, it will happen to someone else". I would know, ive been that person before. It will happen to anyone and everyone. God sends his messages in strange ways, and sadly it had to be like this. I hope everyone thinks twice about drinking period. It can influence other people or infulence you to do somthing bad.
  • by K on Jun 30, 2010 at 06:54 PM
    The only person/being that has a right to judge anyone is GOD. He is my maker and that is who I will face on Judgement Day when he calls me Home. I understand that you have a right to your opinion, but get real. You can only guide your children in the right direction. You can't control every move they make once they walk out the door. You can only hope that they make the right decisions.
  • by Sue Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 29, 2010 at 11:36 PM
    I'd say if you are going to pray, pray that other people choose not to drink and drive. It does have a potential effect on all of us that use the roads. Putting other people at risk is a very selfish thing to do.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 at 09:30 PM
    You know that this could happen to any of us in a split second, it would be nice if everyone could pray for the ones that where injured and the ones that used poor judgement. To forgive is the greatest gift you can give, love one antoher and try our best to understand. I hope and pray for all of them, and wish the best for all 4 of the boys.
  • by i dont think so on Jun 29, 2010 at 08:06 PM
    to the person who said the kid who fled was going to get help from the party, i call BS, i know all of them, and while i dont know who ran, i know it could be one of two kids. 1 had been caught drinking already, and didnt need to get caught again, and the other just strikes me as a kid who would save his own skin. There are houses near by that he could have gone to. AND what are the chances that all 4 boy's phones were busted?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    Why is everyone saying "this isnt the time to bring judgement"? They CHOSE to go drinking that night, they CHOSE to drive home, and i suspect they CHOSE not to tell the driver to slow down. They got what was coming, perhaps this will be a wake up call for other kids out there.
  • by stan on Jun 29, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    i just have a few things to say. I know all 4 of them, one of them was suspended earlier in the year for drinking The car they were driving was turbo'd (what kind of parent gives their kid a turbo'd car for a first car?) I went to the school they went to, and i know that they all have gone out drinking before The parents should be punished, late night drinking for these kids has become a norm, its just happens that this time around it turns out bad. And to those that say "you've probably done that before". No i've never gone out drinking before and im 17, i just have a better sense of judgement, and if they used theirs then maybe things wouldnt have turned out the way they did.
  • by D Location: Briargate on Jun 29, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    I Know the 2 young men that were hurt in this car crash, they are both good kids that made a bad choise that night. I really find it hard to believe that the people making these harsh comments have never done anything wrong. Instead of casting a stone maybe we all should think about the mistakes we made growing up. Just because they made a mistake that does not make them the scum of the earth. Please just pray for for the young man that is still very sick in the hospital. What ever the out come is all of those boys will have everlasting pain. God Bless boys you are in my prays.
  • by BL Location: colorado springs on Jun 29, 2010 at 01:00 AM
    @Anonymous, Why do you keep saying we all don't know what happened. The kids were drinking, the kids got into a car, the kids were driving reckless and speeding, and the kids crashed with injuries!!! the driver is lucky he didn't kill someone else in the process. It is just ironic that the driver was the stupidest one of all and came out with the least amount of injuries. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID
  • by Cindy Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 29, 2010 at 12:42 AM
    I totally agree that this is not a time to bring judgement, but rather a time to lift all of these kids and families in our prayers. I know the kid that is fighting for his life in the hospital and he is a great kid with a great family. I have a son the same age and I cannot control what he does when he walks out of the house. I can't be with him 24/7. All I can do is tell him I love him before he leaves and than pray that he gets home safely and makes good choices. This can happen to the best of kids raised in the best of families. If you think you know everything your kids do than you sure better get a reality check. Kid make bad choices and so do adults. Yes, it is wrong to drink and drive, but at this moment lets stop judging and start praying. My prayers go out to all the families involved and especially to the young man and his family of whom is fighting for his life.
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