A 17-year-old boy was injured Thursday afternoon after crashed a car he was driving in the 500 block of Westlake Street in Encinitas, according to sheriff’s Deputy Anthony O’Boyle.
His condition was not released.
The boy lost control of the vehicle as he was going south on Westlake Street, just north of Requeza Street, and struck a parked flatbed tow truck, O’Boyle said.
Encinitas firefighters responded to the call about 5:20 p.m. and extracted the teen, who was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center.
Investigators think speed was a factor, but are not sure if drugs or alcohol were involved, O’Boyle said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Department nonemergency line at 858-565-5200, he stated.