17-year-old driver injured in Franklin County accident

ROBERTSVILLE, MO – A 17-year-old Gray Summit driver was injured in a single-vehicle accident on State Highway O on Tuesday afternoon.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the teenage driver was traveling west on State Highway O in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The vehicle skid and traveled off the right side of the road causing it to hit a sign. MSHP reports the driver over-corrected causing the vehicle to return to the road and travel off the left side of the road. The Chevrolet hit a tree and fence east of Woods Road around 4:09 p.m.

MSHP reports the teenage driver was transported to Mercy Washington Hospital for moderate injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

The Chevrolet was totaled.

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