MORRIS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A teenager was injured Saturday afternoon after his car “exploded” in a crash in Washington County.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Girl From Pennsylvania Need 42 Stitches After Suspected Shark Attack In Maryland
The Observer-Reporter says a 16-year-old boy from Greene County was driving south on Route 18 in Morris Township when he went off the road and crashed into a tree.
Morris Fire Chief Dave Dietrich told the Observer-Reporter that the boy’s car “exploded into pieces with the motor and transmission tearing out of the car.”READ MORE: Penn State University Now Requiring Masks On All Campuses While Indoors
Passersby helped the boy get out of the vehicle and he was conscious when firefighters arrived. He was taken to a Pittsburgh-area hospital for treatment.
Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.MORE NEWS: Community Leaders Offer Solutions To Curb Violent Crime In Pittsburgh
State police are investigating.