LEVANT, Maine — A trio of teenagers were lucky to escape major injury Saturday night after the car they were riding in struck a tree, police said.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy, was charged with violating an intermediate license restriction, according to state trooper Trevor Snow.

The teen, who was driving a 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, has a license prohibiting him from carrying passengers that were not family members, Snow said.

The driver lost control of the car on a curve on the Kenduskeag-Levant road shortly before 6:30 p.m., Snow said.

The trooper attributed the crash to the driver’s unfamiliarity with the road.

The two passengers were treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center for minor injuries. All three occupants were wearing seat belts, which Snow said likely prevented serious injury.

The 1995 Toyota the teen was driving was totaled.


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