Teen driver crashes into Clearwater Beach business

- An 18-year-old was seriously injured in a crash in Clearwater Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 7:30 at a business on the 700 block of South Gulfview Boulevard.

According to investigators, the teenage driver came over the Sand Key bridge and attempted to make a left turn, but lost control. His Nissan Rogue flipped multiple times before crashing into a restaurant and catching fire.

Police said several witnesses helped pull the victim from his vehicle. He was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries.

 

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