Teen driver hospitalized following crash on SR 84

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SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (BCN) — A teen driver was hospitalized with major injuries after veering off State Route 84 and crashing into a tree early Sunday near San Gregorio in San Mateo County, authorities said.

The solo-vehicle crash happened about 1:30 a.m. as the 17-year-old was driving a black 2001 GMC 2500 truck along the route, also known as San Gregorio Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck went off the road and hit a tree, and the driver managed to get out of the truck.  No one else was in the vehicle, the CHP said. Emergency crews took the teen to a hospital.

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the collision, which is still under investigation, the CHP said.

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