COHASSET (CBS) – Two 14-year-old boys survived a violent crash early Monday morning and now they’re in serious trouble.
Cohasset police say a teen and his friend took his parents 2001 Toyota Highlander out for a drive and were speeding when they flipped over several times and crashed on Jerusalem Road just after 2 a.m.
The SUV was destroyed.
When officers arrived they found one of the boys sitting on the side of the road with minor injuries.
He told police his friend, who had been driving, ran off after the crash.
He was found about an hour later at home. He now faces several charges including unlicensed operation, speeding, driving to endanger, and leaving the scene of an accident.
The passenger was treated at South Shore Hospital and charged with using a motor vehicle without authority. The SUV belonged to his parents.
The boys names were not released because they’re juveniles.
“Seatbelts definitely saved lives in this incident,” Cohasset Police Lieutenant William Quigley said in a brief statement.