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4 St. Pete teens injured when unlicensed driver hits curb, hydroplanes car and hits tree

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 11:44:46-04

Four teenagers were injured in a crash after a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old hydroplaned and hit a tree.

It happened on 26th Ave. N. at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say a 2003 Mazda driven by a 16-year-old unlicensed driver who was speeding and driving recklessly hit a curb, hydroplaned and hit a tree.

St. Pete Fire Rescue had to extricate the driver, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That driver is in critical condition.

A 16-year-old boy was also taken to the same hospital in critical condition. The two other teen boys' families took their sons (ages 16 and 17) to the hospital with minor injuries.

No one in the car had a driver's license, police say.