Two teens are in critical condition after a violent car crash involving two vehicles on College Avenue Monday morning.

The 18-year-old male who caused the crash was traveling approximately 70 mph in a 55 mph zone when he lost control of his car, crossed the centerline and struck another car.

The teen was driving a small, green Honda, which was reduced to a crumpled pile of metal after the collision.  First responders had to cut away the roof to extricate two passengers from the back of the car.

The driver is in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center Main, along with another teen who was riding with him at the time of the accident.  Other passengers have since been released from area hospitals.

A North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson has reported that the car that was struck contained three people who, luckily, did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

The teen was charged with reckless driving and no operator’s license, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.  Witnesses one the scene also confirmed that he did not own the car he was driving.

Family members of the teen driver say that he is not doing well and remains in critical condition.

Speeding triples the chances of being involved in a traffic collision and is the leading factor in fatal crashes.  Obeying the speed limit is not only a matter of complying with the law.  It is a way of practicing safe driving that could make the difference of life or death for you, your loved ones, as well as other road users.  If you are injured in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.