Teen Flips Miata in Hope Ranch

Vehicle rollover in Hope Ranch on February 17, 2024 (Photo by Geo Duarte)

A teenager flipped a Mustang in the Hope Ranch neighborhood on Saturday. A witness stated speed was a factor in this crash.

At around 4:10 PM on February17, the teenage driver of a red Mazda Miata lost control after entering Las Olas Dr. from Roble Dr.

Vehicle rollover in Hope Ranch on February 17, 2024 (Photo by Geo Duarte)

Skid marks were visible headed toward an embankment where the car then collided and flipped over. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and was seen by paramedics. It is believed the driver was transported to Cottage Hospital for further evaluation.

The vehicle is a convertible Miata, with no roll-bars. It is unknown if there were other passengers. No other details are available, except for photographs.

Vehicle rollover in Hope Ranch on February 17, 2024 (Photo by Geo Duarte)
[Ed note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the vehicle as a Ford Mustang]

Geo Duarte

Written by Geo Duarte

Geo Duarte is a volunteer scanner reporter for edhat.com. More reports can be viewed on Geo's Instagram page @Xtek_Overload

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  1. PS — My last accident was in 1986, that’s when I signed up with Bondurant. Everybody should learn to drive properly. NOT like most of the drivers I see and know. Most drivers have no idea of what to do in a skid, no clue about emergency responses. Sorry, my personal rant! High school driver’s ed is the absolute minimum we need to attend before driver’s licenses are permitted.

  2. Correction: It is Mazda Miata. And, note to self, always zoom in to the back of the car to verify make and model. This specific version look more like a Ford, most Miatas are more curvy. This one got me, my apologies. I’m not gonna as Edhat to correct it.

  3. BTW, the whole thing about red cars is B.S. We are not bulls in a ring with a matador waving a red cloth. Red, white or polka dot, it’s the speed and the driver that do it. I had my worst accident ever in a VW bus, going too fast on a wet road.

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