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Teen impaled by guardrail following crash in Brandon

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies  investigate a crash that hospitalized two teenagers early Sunday. The crash occurred near the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals Road in Brandon. The guardrail penetrated the car and impaled the front seat passenger. [Photo by Luis Santana | Times]
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies investigate a crash that hospitalized two teenagers early Sunday. The crash occurred near the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals Road in Brandon. The guardrail penetrated the car and impaled the front seat passenger. [Photo by Luis Santana | Times]
Published Jun. 26, 2016

BRANDON — Two teenagers were hospitalized Sunday morning after the car they were in hit a guardrail that tore through the car and impaled the front seat passenger, according to authorities.

At about 2:30 a.m., Bradley Penny, 16, was driving a 1999 Honda Accord at 45 mph west on Bloomingdale Avenue, said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon.

For unknown reasons, Penny, of Brandon, drove off the road and hit a guardrail west of Bell Shoals Road. The rail pierced the front seat passenger, 15-year-old Carter Price, of Brandon, McKinnon said.

The teens were taken to local hospitals with unknown conditions.

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