SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – Around 10:58 pm on Tuesday, a 2003 Mazda driven by a 16-year-old unlicensed driver was speeding and driving recklessly on 26th Ave. N. The driver and three passengers were injured when the vehicle struck the south curb near the St. Petersburg Brush Collection/Recycling site located at 7750 26th Ave N. The car hydroplaned before hitting a tree.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue had to extricate the driver, who was transported to Bayfront Health-St. Pete with life-threatening injuries, in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy was also transported to the same hospital in critical condition. Two additional boys’ involved, ages 16 and 17, were transported by their families to the hospital with minor injuries.
No one in the car had a driver’s license.
The investigation into the crash is active and there is no additional information available at this time. We will update this story when information becomes available.