Teens hospitalized after high-speed crash

NASHUA – A teen speeding on a turnpike off-ramp lost control of the vehicle and was ejected from the car along with his passenger, state police said.

Czar Hardiman, 17, is in critical condition and Felicia Griffin, 18, suffered serious injuries, state police said.

Hardiman took the Exit 2 off-ramp of the F.E. Everett Turnpike on Thursday at what appears to have been a high speed, state police said.

He lost control of the 1994 Lincoln Continental Town Car, as it veered to the right side of the roadway and then struck a guardrail, state police said.

The car then traveled across both lanes, struck a granite retaining wall and rolled over, state police said.

Hardiman and Griffin, both of Nashua, were ejected and suffered serious injuries.

Hardiman is in critical condition at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Griffin is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at St. Joseph Hospital, state police said.

It is unclear if either teen was wearing a seatbelt, and if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, state police said. Speed does appear to be a factor, state police said.

On Friday afternoon there was a small wooden cross near the accident scene. No skid marks or other signs of the crash were obvious.