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7 teens survive rollover accident


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SALT LAKE CITY — Police say seven teenagers involved in a car accident overnight were lucky to survive.

Witnesses say an SUV was speeding down a hill, southbound on Capitol Boulevard. Somehow the SUV became airborne. It landed, skidded and rolled nearly four times.

A passerby, Brighton Moreton, saw the accident and called police. She said the vehicle almost hit her parked car.

"Me and my friend, we were over across the street. We saw this car go flying in the air and skid down the street and roll nearly four times, almost off the cliff," she said.

"We were scared," she continued. "I was almost positive there were people dead inside the car. I was almost scared to go over because I didn't know how bad it would be."

All seven people inside the SUV crawled out on their own.

Four 15-to 16 year olds were taken to Primary Children's Medical Center. Their injuries are not life-threatening. Paramedics treated the other three teens at the scene.

Although seven teens were in the vehicle, it had only five seat belts.

Police say the driver will be ticketed.

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