State police at Fogelsville said a 17-year-old boy from Quakertown was charged for "Driving Vehicle at Safe Speeds" following a violent accident he allegedly caused on Chestnut Hill Church Road in Lower Milford Township.
In a news release, police said the boy -- who was not injured -- was southbound in the 8200 block of Chestnut Hill Church Road when he lost control of his car as he negotiated a slight left curve.
Police said the boy lost control of his car "due to his high rate of speed."
They gave the following account of the accident:
After losing control of it, the boy's car traveled off the right side of the roadway, began to spin in a counterclockwise direction and slid about 300 feet south, where it struck a metal pole two feet off the right side of the roadway with its right passenger side front door.
The car then traveled another 50 feet south and hit a water drainage ditch about 10 feet off the right side of the roadway.
The car then traveled another 100 feet south, with its hood facing north, where it struck an anchor wire to a utility pole with its rear bumper.
"[The car] came to final rest approximately 30 feet off of the roadway, in a field, located on the west side of Chestnut Hill Church Road," police said.
The section of the road between Plover and Eberhard roads was subsequently closed for about 90 minutes because a wire was brought down by the crash, they added.
The boy was not injured in the crash, according to police, who said it happened Aug. 21 at 9:09 p.m.