Teen in critical condition after texting while driving
Sat, 05 May 2012 01:13:21 GMT —
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.