A rollover left a 17-year-old with minor injuries on March 4.
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The 17-year-old male was driving a red 2003 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Brittany Lane, west of Morman Island Road in El Dorado Hills, around 7:10 a.m., a CHP press release states. The roadways were wet and the sky was cloudy.
The teenager was driving too fast because he was late for school, the press release stated. A witness estimated the Jeep to be traveling at 50 mph; the posted speed limit is 25 mph.
Speed and adverse weather conditions caused the teenager to lose control of the Jeep, which traveled off the south side of the road. It rolled several times, coming to a rest on its roof in a creek bed. The driver, who was wearing his seatbelt, received minor injuries.
“The rain is finally upon us. It is important to provide ourselves extra time to get to our destinations in inclement weather,” the press release, written by Officer Quinn Cuthbertson, stated. “Be mindful of the conditions you are driving in or you might not get to your destination at all.”