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      Teen in critical condition after texting while driving

      Wrecked BMW from a car accident that left a Worth County teen in critical condition.

      A teen is in critical condition after taking his parents car for a joyride and crashing in Worth County.

      Jalen McGill, 18, snuck out of his parents TM home and took their BMW for a drive to see his girlfriend early Thursday morning.

      While traveling towards Norman Park, he lost control of the vehicle, flipping it before coming to a stop in a ditch.

      The teen was found in a nearby field after being ejected from the car.

      Georgia State Trooper Jeff Hobby says McGill suffered a broken leg, possible broken back, and a serious head injury.

      The teen is now in the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

      Officials attribute texting while driving, alcohol consumption and marijuana use to the accident.

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