Car Reversing Into Storm Drain Leaves 14-Year-Old in Grave Condition
After putting the car she was sitting in into reverse and falling ten feet into a storm drain, a 14-year-old girl is in grave condition, reports the Daily News. The crash happened just after 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night in Tujunga. The girl, whose name hasn't been released, was sitting in the vehicle in a church parking lot after a youth event. Another girl, who is 18, was also in the car with her, but was released from the hospital with only minor injuries.
Reports are conflicting as to whether the younger girl was driving the car intentionally and lost control, or knocked the car into reverse by accident. According to KTLA, the older girl could face child endangerment charges in conjunction with the accident.
Both girls got out of the car after it crashed through a fence and into the storm drain and before firefighters arrived on the scene. The younger girl had injuries to her head and chest, and was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. She was initially listed in critical condition, but she took a turn for the worse and her condition is now listed as grave.