Crash Sends Four High School Students To Hospital

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A central Kentucky high school student is fighting for his life after he was involved in a crash on the way to school Wednesday morning.

Police say the Dunbar High School junior and three senior girls were involved in the crash at around 8:00 on westbound Versailles Road. The crash happened not far from Keeneland.

Police say the tire on the red Geo Prism went flat, causing the driver to lose control. The car slammed into a Keeneland vehicle that was parked on the side of the road. An employee of the track had stopped to turn on a message board sign.

The male passenger, who was sitting in the rear seat on the passenger side suffered the most serious injuries. We're told he's undergone surgery at UK medical center.

Police say the inexperience of the driver may have factored into the crash.

School officials are expected to visit the hospital sometime Wednesday afternoon and an emergency crisis response team is prepared to go to Dunbar, if needed.

We'll have the latest details on the crash coming up on 27 NEWSFIRST at five.

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  • by anonymous Location: lexington on Apr 19, 2007 at 06:53 AM
    The car is not important whats important is 2 people are still in the hospital and one is fighting for his LIFE!! Thats what matters the most!! U should feel ashamed wanting to see a pic of the car..
  • by Just Me Location: Lexington on Apr 19, 2007 at 06:32 AM
    Okay, it's been reported on the radio that the young man died of his injuries. Quit pointing fingers and making assumptions and just keep his family and friends in your prayers. Nobody is at fault in this accident and yes, it is an accident that could not have been avoided and could happen to the most experienced driver.
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Apr 19, 2007 at 05:46 AM
    Read the story people; a rear tire went flat. They do not teach how to react to a blowout or a tire that suddenly goes flat in driver's education. It says the inexperience of the driver may have factored into the crash...really? I'm 48 years old; if my tire had a blow out I might crash as well since it is not a typical occurence in daily driving. Note to jo in Lexington; You say slow down life is too short...who says they were speeding? Note for Cathy from Lexington; Yes, I agree with you to a point; this state DOES have the rudest most self-centered drivers I have ever seen. I have been around the world in my military days and all over the United States and so far, this is the worst. It appears most don't know the rules of the road or just ignore them. And once again; a driver's ed program DOES NOT teach how to react to a blown tire.
  • by mel Location: lex on Apr 19, 2007 at 05:42 AM
    I'm sincerely hopeful that the posts asking to see pics of the car are from children under 16. I can't imagine any adult or for that matter any teenagers with compassion or intelligence that would make a request like that and I applaud the media for not feeding their morbid curiosity. Think about these kids' friends and family and if you still need a visual, then go slam your own car into another one and incur these injuries and take some pics you can share with the public.
  • by jo Location: lexington on Apr 18, 2007 at 11:47 PM
    people need to slow down life is to short
  • by Cathy Location: Lexington on Apr 18, 2007 at 11:15 PM
    I have noticed that the schools around this area are behind the times.I have to ask the same question.Do any schools in this area have a drivers Ed program and if not WHY?I'm not from this state but I noticed that the people that drive in this state are rude,speed,run red lights,tailgate and DO NOT YEILD the right of way!Where are the cops when you need one? On a coffee break ..? I have to ask was the teen responsible enough to be on the road behind the wheel in the first place ?
  • by David Location: Lexington on Apr 18, 2007 at 05:36 PM
    Seems like the police are quick to imply driver inexperience. This was during morning rush hour out there and those kids seem to have done a pretty good job of avoiding a major pile up and getting to the side of the road after a major blow out. Pretty big accomplishment for even most adults. Sadly there was a car in the emergency lane already. It's a tragedy that could have been much worse. Why does our culture have to be such blameers??
  • by Sherry Location: Prestonsburg on Apr 18, 2007 at 05:32 PM
    Our prayers are the him and his family. God Bless for a speedy recovery.
  • by lynn Location: morehead on Apr 18, 2007 at 04:48 PM
    why would anyone wont to see the car its bad enough that it happend. the familys dosnt need to see the car posted on the news.
  • by anonymous Location: lexington on Apr 18, 2007 at 03:53 PM
    what the car looks like? why does it matter i know them and its not funny
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