Manchester Teen Seriously Injured After Car Crashes into Garage

A Manchester teen was seriously injured this week when his car crashed into a garage.

Manchester Police say the accident happened early Monday morning around 1:15 am. They say a 16-year old male drove at a high rate of speed into a garage at 1228 North 6th Street.

The teen’s car smashed into a SUV that was parked inside the garage at the time. Both vehicles went out the back of the garage, with the SUV coming to rest about 190 feet away and the driver’s car coming to rest on the back patio about 60 feet from the front of the garage. Both vehicles were totaled, along with another vehicle parked inside the garage.

Police say the driver’s speedometer was stuck at 84 miles per hour and 4,400 rpm. They say there did not appear to be any skid marks or braking on the road or driveway.

The teen driver suffered serious head and pelvic injuries in the crash. He was transported to Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to Mayo Clinic. His family has requested that we do not release his name.

No one else was injured.

Police say the garage and home sustained around $75,000 in damage.

The accident remains under investigation, with charges pending.


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