State Troopers: Driver in SUV Crash Was 14, No License, No Seatbelt

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Alabama State Troopers confirm the person behind the wheel in a a roll-over accident north of Athens was 14 years old and did not have a license.

The single vehicle crash sent three people to the hospital Sunday evening, just before 6 p.m.

A woman standing in her front yard says she saw it happen, after the SUV approached a curve on Slate Road at a high speed.

Pat Beddingfield said, "I'd say in excess of 70 miles per hour.  He lost control on this curve and tried to correct himself.  And that's when he started to flip and landed in my driveway."

She says she saw one passenger thrown out the back window. She rushed to help one person whose arm was badly cut.

"His arm was bleeding real bad, so I took a T-shirt and tied his arm off because it was his main artery," said Beddingfield.

No charges have been filed at this time, but Troopers say the accident remains under investigation.