Three Dallas ISD students were hospitalized after a Thursday afternoon wreck in west Oak Cliff.
The wreck totaled a black sedan in the 2500 block of W. Illinois Avenue and also knocked over a light pole. The three teens were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
Dallas police said the driver of the black Mazda attempted to pass an 18-wheeler, which was in the center lane, on the left side.
“When he passed to the left, he hit the center median, lost control, the vehicle spun out onto the median and struck a steel light pole on the driver’s side,” said DPD Sgt. Warren Mitchell.
However, a witness told FOX 4 the driver was street racing another car and clipped the big rig. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
“…but this car was in and out of lanes, in and out of lanes,” said witness Sandra Carranco. The teens involved in the crash are Delvin Washington, Kevin Ramos and Devon Harper, their friends confirmed. They attend Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College and were headed to a graduation rehearsal at Adamson High School when the wreck occurred.
All three were taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Washington, the driver, is the most seriously injured. He’s in critical condition after undergoing surgery Thursday night.
Ramos is in fair condition with neck pain and Harper is in fair condition with scrapes, bruises and a broken leg. Grief counselors were available at Adamson High School on Thursday, the site of the graduation rehearsal.
The victims’ friends told FOX 4 that the driver of the other car they were racing is a friend of the teens who was also on his way to the same graduation rehearsal.