Four teens injured after speeding car hydroplanes, hits tree in St. Petersburg

Two of the teens were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
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Published Sept. 30, 2020|Updated Sept. 30, 2020

Four teens were injured in a single-vehicle crash in St. Petersburg Tuesday night.

St. Petersburg police said a 16-year-old was “speeding and driving recklessly” while behind the wheel of a 2003 Mazda just before 11 p.m.

The car struck a curb near the St. Petersburg brush collection and recycling site at 7750 26th Ave. N. The car hydroplaned and hit a tree, police said.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue extricated the driver from the car. The teen suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in critical condition. A second teen, also 16, was taken to the same hospital with critical injuries, police said.

The other two teens in the car -- one 16, the other 17 -- suffered minor injuries, police said. Officers did not release the teens' names Wednesday.

Police said none of the teens had a driver’s license. An investigation is ongoing.