Glencoe police: Teens OK after driving off bluff
A tow truck hauls an errant SUV toward Lakeside Terrace Friday. | Glencoe Public Safety photo
Updated: August 16, 2012 2:33PM
A pair of North Shore teenagers had the ride of their lives when they recently drove off a bluff at the Lakewood Drive bridge.
“Luckily, they didn’t go off the edge,” said Glencoe Public Safety Director Mike Volling. “They veered off and slid down the embankment to the bottom of the ravine.”
Neither youth seemed to have suffered serious injuries. “They were both walking around when (officers) got there,” Volling said. The two young men were taken to Highland Park Hospital for treatment.
It took two tow trucks to raise the car.
“The first tow truck was not able to get it over the side, so they had to get a bigger one, from Grosse Pointe (Towing),” Volling said.
The incident, which happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, is under investigation, Volling said.
At least two versions of its cause have been aired. One involved being forced off the road, and another had the driver looking at a GPS at the wrong time.