CLEWISTON, FL. -- A teenager driving an ATV is in serious condition after a crash at 12:53 p.m. Saturday.
A Honda all terrain vehicle was northbound on North Romero Street in the Montura Ranch Estate community of Hendry county as a 2001 Izuzu Rodeo was westbound on Bald Cypress.
Alejandro Jose Acosta, 17 came to the intersection of northbound Romero Street and Bald Cypress on the ATV and failed to yield to oncoming westbound traffic, then proceeded (north) into the intersection.
Julian Caballero, 15 in the Isuzu swerved to avoid colliding with the ATV. As a result, the right front of the ATV struck the left side of the Izuzu, in the westbound lane. Post collision, the Izuzu began traveling partially in the westbound lane and partially on the north grassy shoulder.
Caballero then lost control as the vehicle began to travel southwest across both the east and westbound lanes of the roadway and came to rest on the south grassy shoulder. It was moved to the northwest corner of the intersection prior to FHP Trooper T. Parks' arrival.
Acosta was later transported to Lee Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition. He was not wearing a helmet and was charged with failure to yield right of way.