3 teens airlifted after car hits tree in Miramar

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Three teenagers had to be airlifted to the hospital after the car they were in crashed into a tree in Miramar.

According to Miramar Fire Rescue and police, a vehicle with three people inside lost control, hit a tree and trapped one of the teens inside, around 10 a.m., Tuesday.

The crash took place near Southwest 160th Avenue and Bass Creek Road. It appears they were driving along Bass Creek Road at the time of the incident.

All three teens were transported as trauma alerts in stable condition to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.

Officials said the driver is in critical condition. The two passengers are facing injuries that are not life-threatening.

All three remain in the hospital as 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Good to say they are in stable condition, but it was a trauma alert for all three,” said Jose Gregorisch, a Miramar Fire Rescue spokesperson.

Officials have confirmed that the driver and one of the passengers is 16 years old while the other is 17 years old.

The car has since been towed from the scene, and roads that were closed in the area have reopened.

Fire rescue officials said this is a good reminder for parents to have conversations with their teens about driving as we approach summer vacation.

“It’s the summertime,” Gregorisch said. “Just remind your kids, without specifically knowing about this incident, that when they are driving to keep eyes on the road, keep distractions down. Teach them not to be on the cellphones. Teach them not to be distracted when having friends in the car.”

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue also assisted with the air rescues.

No other vehicles were involved.

The crash remains under investigation.

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