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.