2 injured in separate accidents recently involving teen drivers
Two teenage drivers were involved in separate accidents over the weekend in Saline County.
Shawn M. Harris, 18, of Marshall, sustained minor injuries in an accident Friday, June 13, when his 1991 Ford veered off the west side of rain-covered state Highway 41 and ended up in a ditch about 7 a.m.
According to a report from Missouri State Highway Patrol, Harris was southbound on Route 41, two miles south of state Route 122, when he lost control of the car, which traveled off the left side of the highway. The vehicle sustained moderate damage.
Harris was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, by Saline County EMS. He was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident. No summons was issued.
In another accident, Dustin L. McGary, 16, of Glasgow, also sustained minor injuries in an accident about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, on state Route 240, near the intersection of Route 129.
Missouri State Highway Patrol records indicate McGary, driving a 1994 Eagle, traveled off the right edge of the roadway, returned to the roadway and began rotating clockwise, again slid off the road, then ran down an embankment before coming to rest upright.
McGary, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, for treatment of his injuries; he was cited for careless and imprudent driving and for violation of the provisions of an intermediate license. The vehicle was totaled.
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