Teen hospitalized after early morning wreck



ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A 17-year-old boy is in the hospital with serious injuries Dec. 21 after running his car into a monument sign on Mid Broadwell Road, igniting his car.

Police say the driver was the only occupant in a black Mercedes sedan and driving eastbound on Mid Broadwell from downtown Crabapple at 3 a.m. He failed to navigate the curve of the road and ran into the brick sign of the Briarfield neighborhood. His car caught fire.

When police arrived, they doused the driver with a fire extinguisher to keep flames off him until emergency crews could get him out, said Georgie Gordon, Alpharetta Public Safety spokesman.

β€œIt was bad,” Gordon said.

An investigation is ongoing to determine what caused the crash, however police suspect high speeds was a contributing factor.

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