A Chevrolet Camaro hit a concrete barrier on the shoulder of Highway 240 in Richland after the teen driver suddenly swerved to the right.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating what led up to the 12:41 p.m. Saturday crash that involved two vehicles swerving into the other’s lane.
According to a state patrol report, Bradey Rogers was behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima in the slow lane of westbound 240 when his car moved partially into the middle lane.
At the same time, the Chevrolet driven by a 16-year-old Burbank girl was in the middle lane.
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Suddenly the Nissan moved hard to the left and then back to the right, the state patrol said. The Chevrolet then moved hard to the right and struck the barrier near the Columbia Park Trail on ramp.
The teen and her passenger, a 6-year-old girl also from Burbank, were both injured and taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, the report said. Their names were not released by the state patrol.
Rogers, 21, of Richland was not injured.
The two drivers and the passenger all were wearing seat belts.