Youth is wasted on the young.
What was intended as a car stunt for the YouTube video-sharing Web site horribly backfired for two Peoria teens, police said Wednesday.
The two were injured, one of them critically, in a high-speed crash, said Mike Tellef, a Peoria police spokesman.
The rollover took place about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 91st Avenue and Beardsley Road.
A 16-year-old boy, the driver of a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse, wanted to get a video shot with all four wheels of the vehicle off the roadway, Tellef said.
However, people in a following car, who were supposed to capture the stunt on a cellphone camera, got so scared by the speed, estimated at 70 to 85 mph, that they failed to shoot the video, Tellef said.
He said the driver lost control of the Eclipse as it roared north on 91st Avenue through the intersection. The teen was ejected when the Eclipse went off the road, struck several trees and rolled.