BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) – A teen girl remains in critical condition after being ejected in a vehicle crash Saturday on U.S. 341 in Brunswick.
The 14-year-old was riding with another teen, age 16, who attempted to turn left onto the highway from a local McDonald’s restaurant. That’s when they were struck by a vehicle traveling southbound, according to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).
“The impact caused the SUV to roll over and, unfortunately, one of the teenage girls was ejected from the vehicle and has been very seriously injured,” GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team Sgt. Shane Copeland said.
Both teens were taken to a nearby hospital for the injuries they sustained.
According to GSP, the 14-year-old’s injuries were so severe that she went into cardiac arrest. She also suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed and a lacerated stomach.
Officials say she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.
The 16-year-old driver is stable, a trooper confirmed.
GSP says charges may be pressed against both drivers.