Driver hits tree in Fergus Falls [UPDATED]Published 9:51am Monday, July 1, 2013 Updated 11:53am Monday, July 1, 2013
A 17-year-old boy drove a car that hit a tree Saturday, reportedly because of a mechanical issue, according to Fergus Falls police.
The boy drove northbound on Broadway near Cedar Avenue just after 2 p.m. when the 1999 black Dodge Avenger may have had a mechanical issue. The driver and passenger said the vehicle started “hopping,” which caused the driver to veer to the right and hit a tree on the boulevard.
The car left 45.3 feet of skid marks from the left-front tire, with the skid marks approximately every six feet.
The driver complained of some right leg pain but refused to be taken to the hospital. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage.