16 Year Old Driver Crashes Into Car Dealership

Date: 06/25/2015       7:40 AM
Location: 2100 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Crash Involving Significant Property Damage
Case Number: C1502741
A 16 year old driver caused over $100,000 in damages to new trucks and property at a local car dealership after he crashed this morning.

The driver was traveling south in his 2003 Chevrolet truck on the Crosstown Access Road when he attempted to pass a friend of his in another truck.  The driver lost control and spun into the Allen Samuels car dealership located at 2118 South Padre Island Drive.

His truck struck a fence, a light pole, two American flag poles and five brand new 2015 Chevrolet trucks that were on the dealership lot.  A manager with Allen Samuels Chevrolet estimated that each truck was valued at $60,000.

The driver was treated by CCFD EMS at the scene for only minor injuries.

At this time, Officers with the Traffic Division continue to investigate this crash and will determine if any charges will be filed against the driver.