'Jaws of life' used to cut ETX teen out of car after high speed wreck

'Jaws of life' used to cut ETX teen out of car after high speed wreck
KETK viewer, Colette Lewis

POSTED: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:22am

UPDATED: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 3:41pm

Longview Police were called to the scene of a wreck early Sunday afternoon.

According to Longview Police Public Information Officer, Kristie Brian, Colton Macdonald, 17, was driving his car 70 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on H.G. Moseley Parkway at 1:30 p.m. The teen then drove around a corner and lost control of his vehicle, causing him to hit a parked truck and flip four times. Good Samaritans held the car on its side until the "jaws of life" could be brought in to cut Macdonald from the car.

Photo from KETK viewer, Colette Lewis.

Photo from KETK viewer, Kara Holbert.

Fortunately, no one was inside the truck at the time of the accident.

The driver was taken to a local hospital but we do not have any information on the extent of his injuries at this time. The accident is still under investigation.

Macdonald was also cited for unsafe speed.

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Slow down people!! Not saying this is what happened here so don't freak out. Maybe this will save someone from going through this.. if that bothers you then you have the problem! Parents.. your kids are watching you drive. If you go 5, 10 miles or so over the speed limit, they see that, and think it's okay to go over the speed limit! Teach your kids not to drive fast by setting an example. Don't know if that happened here but doesn't hurt to remind parents this.. !

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