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Four teens injured in rollover near Oak Creek

Contributed photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Four teenagers were all injured, but avoided life-threatening injuries after a rollover crash involving a silver Hyundai near the village of Oak Creek on Thursday.

Contributed photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Four teenagers were all injured, but avoided life-threatening injuries after a rollover crash involving a silver Hyundai near the village of Oak Creek on Thursday.

OAK CREEK - Four teenagers escaped life-threatening injuries in a vehicle rollover Thursday, May 28, on Beaver Flat Road near the village of Oak Creek, a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

According to a report from the Sheriff's Office, friends were following eastbound in another car, and the 16-year-old girl in the front passenger seat stood up through the sun roof.

The 16-year-old driver asked her to sit down for safety reasons. However, as she tried to return to her seat, she reportedly slipped and fell into the driver, causing the vehicle to swerve. The female who had stood up was ejected and the car left the roadway, went over an embankment, launched across a ravine and landed upside-down.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said the girl who stood up and was later ejected was seriously injured with numerous abrasions and cuts. She and a boy in the rear passenger seat were back-boarded by emergency responders to be transported to the roadway and then taken by ambulance to Verde Valley Medical Center.

The driver suffered a possible concussion and complained of dizziness. He and the other boy in the rear passenger seat were transported by air to Flagstaff Medical Center.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, D'Evelyn said, and no charges had been filed as of Monday.

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