SARASOTA -- A Bradenton man is charged with fleeing the scene of a crash that left his two teenage passengers seriously injured.
Florida Highway Patrol investigators say Tedrick B. Randall, 42, flipped his 2006 Lincoln Navigator, then climbed out of the driver's side window and ran away.
The crash happened around 12:05 p.m. when Randall was driving southbound on Sawyer Road approaching the intersection with Sawyer Court. He veered to the right and traveled off the roadway onto the shoulder, according to an FHP report.
The front of his car collided with a street sign and a concrete culvert and continued traveling along the shoulder until it smashed into a wooden utility pole, the report states.
The impact caused the SUV to rotate and overturn, coming to rest on the shoulder. Randall then exited through the window and fled on foot, according to investigators.
Authorities found him in the 4000 block of Annie Street.
His passengers, two girls ages 17 and 19 and both of Sarasota, were seriously injured in the crash, according to the report. The 19-year-old, who was not wearing a seat belt, investigators said, was taken to Doctor's Hospital. The 17-year-old was treated at Sarasota Memorial.
Randall faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, driving while license suspended and careless driving. He was being held in Sarasota County jail on $3,000 bond, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office website.