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SUV Carrying Poway High Students Rolls Over, No Serious Injuries

Three teens walk away with minor injuries following the single-vehicle accident near Lake Poway.

Three Poway High students walked away from a midafternoon rollover crash Tuesday with minor cuts and scrapes, less than two weeks after a crash seriously injured two brothers that also attend Poway High.

A Toyota 4Runner driven by a 16-year-old male with two female passengers, ages 15 and 14, was travelling north on Espola Road around 2:48 p.m. and attempted to turn right onto Lake Poway Road, said sheriff’s Sgt. David Cheever.

A front tire hit a raised median, the 4Runner collided with a Lake Poway sign and the vehicle rolled over onto its roof, Cheever said.

“He was going a little too fast when he tried to make the turn to go up the hill to Poway Lake,” Cheever said.

The three teens were able to get out of the vehicle on their own, and they were checked by Poway Fire Department personnel. With only minor cuts and scrapes, none were taken to a hospital, Cheever said.

The driver was cited for violating the terms of his provisional license, Cheever said.

Another crash involving Poway High students on Sept. 5 sent five people to hospitals, with brothers Michael and Matthew Bryant seriously injured. Matthew Bryant, 15, was in a coma but has since awakened, according to Michael Bryant’s Facebook page.

Martin W Greenwood September 19, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Is there any way that the high school can organize a few volunteers to just watch who is getting into what car? It would be straightforward enough to issue parking permits that clearly distinguish provisional license holders from those with full licenses.
Fran September 19, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Why should the school have to produce volunteers? Here's a novel idea, the parents of teen drivers need to parent their kids. Stop handing them stuff without the kid earning it. Oh wait. I forget, it's better to be the buddy parent and put everyone else's kids at risk.
debbie pond September 19, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I agree with Fran, this is not the school's responsibility. It belongs on the parent's shoulders. Apparently the driver was not afraid to have others in his car. Martin, you think the school should check everyone getting into every car? Really? Do we live in a police state?

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