On Friday morning, around 11 AM, police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a single-car accident which had taken place near War Eagle Drive. A 17 year old teenager drove his car down an embankment located off Bluff Ridge Road.
According to Jefferson County Sheriff Department spokespeople, the vehicle’s teenage driver drove off the road and down a ravine. Although law enforcement officials declined to reveal the identity of the driver, they did reveal that she is a woman.
Authorities are still attempting to put together the events, however, they believe that the female driver who was travelling north on Bluff Ridge Road lost control of her vehicle and went over the embankment.
Sargent Jack Self told reporters that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office had already began removing the woman’s car from the ravine.
The driver was retrieved from the car and offered emergency medical attention. She told authorities that she couldn’t recall the events. Apart from the female driver, there was also a dog in the car. Both were ejected from the vehicle upon impact. The teenage girl sustained serious injuries which required her to be transported to the nearest hospital.
Officials reveal that her condition is currently stable and that the injuries are not life-threatening. Authorities could not find the dog.
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