October 25, 2014

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Two Brunswick teens charged in street-racing crash

BRUNSWICK — Charges have been filed against two juvenile drivers linked to an October street-racing crash in the city.

Nick Solar, public information officer for the Brunswick Police Department, said a 17-year-old Brunswick boy was charged Friday with one felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of street-racing, reckless operation of a vehicle and failure to have a passenger wear a safety belt.

“The aggravated assault charge is based on the injuries to the passenger in the car,” Solar said.

The driver was traveling east at a high rate of speed in a 2003 Mazda Protege. The car veered off the road and struck a tree at 7:58 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 3700 block of Magnolia Drive, Solar said.

A second 17-year-old Brunswick boy also was cited Friday with street-racing prohibited and reckless operation, Solar said. On Oct. 22, the driver was the lone occupant in a 2003 Oldsmobile that did not crash.

The driver of the Protege and his 17-year-old male passenger were taken to Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights, Solar has said.

The Mazda driver was released from the hospital with a broken ankle, and the passenger had a broken hip, police have said.

Solar said the boys haven’t appeared in Medina County Juvenile Court.

Contact reporter Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.