Local teen injured in car wreck

From Staff Reports
A local teenager was injured Wednesday night in a single-vehicle accident after he lost control of his vehicle and it left the road and struck a utility pole.
The 16-year-old male, whose name was not released due to his age, was flown by Wings Air Rescue to the Johnson City Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash which occurred shortly after 9 p.m.
According to a police report on the traffic accident, the juvenile male was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier north on Siam Road. The vehicle left the right side of the road, re-entered the highway and crossed over both lanes of traffic before leaving the left side of the road and striking a utility pole. The car the flipped and came to rest on its top, trapping the juvenile inside until rescuers could arrive.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Siam Road and Clover Branch Road.
The force of the car's impact broke the utility pole into several pieces and knocked out power to residents in that area.
According to officials with the Elizabethton Electric System, somewhere between 300 and 400 customers were without power for approximately two hours. According to residents in the area, a portion of Siam Road was also closed for two hours and telephone service to the area was disrupted as well.