Trick-driving teen crashes; critically injures self, kills 1
KWGN's Chris Jose points out where a vehicle slammed into an Aurora mobile home on March 10, 2013.
AURORA, Colo. — A trick-driving teenager is battling for his life after crashing into an Aurora mobile home Sunday night. If he survives, he will likely face criminal charges due to the fact that one of the vehicle’s passengers was killed in the wreck.
Aurora Police spokesperson Chuck DeShazer said the crash took place just after 8 p.m. at 2075 Potomac Street. Four teenagers all under the age of 17 were in the vehicle at the time.
DeShazer said the driver was practicing “j-turns” when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a mobile home. The maneuver involves turning the car 180 degrees by using maximum steering input and engaging the emergency brake.
Police believe the mobile home has been unoccupied for at least the last three years. The same could not be said about the vehicle, where all four occupants suffered injuries.
DeShazer said the left rear seat passenger died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The front seat passenger and right side rear seat passenger were also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver is currently in critical condition.
The names and ages of all of the vehicle’s occupants had not yet been released Monday morning.