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Four teens injured in Pleasant Grove car wreck

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Four teenagers from Skyline High School are in critical condition after a wreck Friday morning in Pleasant Grove. School begins at 9:15, just after the wreck occurred.

The crash occurred in the 2500 block of Scammel Drive, close to Buckner Blvd.

Dallas police said the Ford Expedition the three boys and one girl were in was traveling at high speeds when it hit a curb. They said the driver over-corrected, rolled several times then the SUV wrapped around the tree facing away from the road.

"I couldn't believe it was an Expedition, I thought it was a pick-up because all it had was an open body," said Joanne Brewer. The vehicle struck the tree on her property.

One of the teens was reportedly ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The driver's girlfriend was pinned in the passenger seat according to witnesses. Rescue crews used the jaws of life to pry her trapped legs from the wreckage.

"I thought somebody was dead, I really did. Until she hollered," said Brewer.

FOX4's Calvert Collins learned two of them had seatbelts on. Collins also learned Roger Mendoza was ejected and landed 10 feet away in an alley.

"He's a classmate and we care about him, everybody cares about him," said Skyline senior Citlali Martinez.

Three of the teenagers were taken to Baylor Hospital. The other was taken to Parkland Hospital. Two of them are sophomores and two are juniors.

The driver's neighbor heard about the accident and ran to help.

"He's a good kid, not a troublemaker, respectful kid," said Alfred Thomas.

This accident came as no surprise to Lizeth Gamez. She's witnessed many young drivers speeding down Scammel Drive showing off.

"Especially on a rainy day, I think they like to see what's going to happen and this is an example of what can happen and this was a tragedy," said Lizeth Gamez.


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