Monday, October 20, 2008

13-year-old Willard boy injured while driving SUV

A 13-year-old Willard boy who was driving an SUV on Missouri 38 in Webster County was taken to Cox Hospital in Springfield after crashing the vehicle.
According to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Tyee Vause, 13, was driving east on Missouri 38, about three miles south of Elkland when the vehicle overturned.
The accident happened around 4:15 p.m. today, according to a report from the patrol.
Tyee suffered moderate injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
Since Oct. 12 the Highway Patrol’s Troop D has responded to three accidents involving 13-year-old boys driving SUVs or cars on public roads.
On Oct. 12 an Aurora boy suffered serious injuries after crashing into a pole. He had been driving on County Road 1210 in Lawrence County, according to the accident report from the patrol. The boy invovled in that crash was not wearing a seat belt.
Also on Oct. 12, another 13-year-old driver crashed an SUV in Taney County. He and a passenger suffered moderate injuries, but another passenger, 13-year-old Draven Cathcard, died. None of the boys in that crash had been wearing seat belts.
Cathcard was thrown from the vehicle after it overturned on Drury Road.

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