Teen injured in one-car accident | Local News

Teen injured in one-car accident | Local News – Car Accident

FORT BRANCH — An Owensville teen lost control of his vehicle while following his brother on County Road 850 South Friday evening, and sustained facial injury, according to an accident report released by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

According to the report, Beau J. Rose, 15, was westbound on CR850S in a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Rose told police he was following his brother’s vehicle at a high rate of speed when he left the roadway on the south side, drove through a yard, overcorrected and left the road on the north side before going down an embankment and landing in a ditch just off a culvert.

Rose’s brother told police he was also traveling at a high rate of speed when he looked in his rear view mirrors and saw his brother’s vehicle in a ditch.

Witnesses who called police said they saw the two vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, then heard a noise that sounded like a car accident. They told police they saw the brother come back to the scene of the accident and pick the driver of the vehicle in the ditch up and leave the scene.

Investigating officer Logan Lashbrook wrote that Rose told him that he was following his brother home and when his brother took off at a high rate of speed, he tried to catch up to him and lost control of the car. Lashbrook said the brother estimated he was driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Lashbrook reported that Rose had a learner permit and admitted to operating the vehicle alone. He reported the parents acknowledged letting Rose drive alone, knowing he only had a permit, since the brothers were only driving a short distance.