Teen Crashes Rushing Dad to Help
Two Hospitalized After Incident on Airport Thruway
A Columbus teen crashed while he was reportedly rushing his Dad to get medical help.
The heartbreaking scene unfolded in front of Applebee’s on the Airport Thruway just after lunch.
The local Boy Scout noticed his dad was having trouble breathing and so he decided to quickly act.
His friend and fellow Boy Scout put him in their SUV and headed straight for medical help.
The teen driver collided with another driver on his way to get help and his SUV ended upside down.
The passenger and close friend inside the SUV said the driver became upset when they peered into the backseat and could see the father struggling to say alive.
Investigators say there is conflicting information about who had the right of way at the busy intersection.
Traffic was rerouted for more than an hour as crash investigators worked the dramatic scene.
Witnesses reportedly jumped into action to perform CPR until paramedics arrived.
The teen boys miraculously escaped the dramatic crash virtually unscathed but visibly distraught after the ordeal.
The Boy Scouts spent several minutes on the scene consoling each other while police worked the scene.
Crash investigators tell us the father of that young driver did survive the crash and is currently being treated for an unknown medical condition.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was taken to the hospital for non life threatening injuries.
The crash is under investigation.