Teen possibly distracted by CD player injured in crash at Surprise intersection

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A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas
A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas
A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas
A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas
A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in a collision in Surprise. By Jennifer Thomas

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A teen driver who might have been distracted by his CD player was injured in an early morning collision in Surprise on Thursday.

According to the Surprise Police Department, a 16-year-old boy driving a pickup truck failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Paradise and Cotton lanes at approximately 5:30 a.m.

The driver reportedly entered into the intersection and his vehicle was hit in the side by another pickup truck. The teen's truck overturned, trapping him.

The teen, who was not wearing a seat belt, had to be extricated from the vehicle. The Surprise Fire Department rendered medical aid then the teen was airlifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital for possible head trauma.

The driver in the second pickup truck, Doug Severson, 52, was transported by ground to Del Webb Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Surprise Police Lt. Penny Riherd said preliminary investigations revealed the young driver might have been inattentive as he was messing with his CD player at the time of the collision.

Riherd said there does not appear to be any signs of impairment.

The collision is still under investigation.