Teen rushed to hospital after crashing car in Santa Maria

DUI investigation underway

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A teen driver was taken to the hospital early Friday following a car crash in Santa Maria.

According to the Santa Maria Police Department, the 19-year-old driver was headed south on Preisker Lane at 3:00 a.m. when he lost control near Broadway and crashed. First responders rushed him to Marian Regional Hospital for moderate, non-life threatening injuries.

The teen was the only occupant inside the car and no other vehicles were involved.

A DUI investigation is now underway, police said. It's unclear though if the teen was under the influence.


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