Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Lighting the driver’s armpit hair on fire never a good idea

Five Idaho teens were hospitalized after their SUV was involved in a crash Sunday. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life threatening.

Image/Ada County Sheriff's Department

Image/Ada County Sheriff’s Department

What caused the crash, you may ask?

According to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the rollover of the Ford Bronco occurred after a 16-year-old male passenger was goofing off in the front seat and lit 18-year-old Tristian Myers’ armpit hair on fire while Myers was driving.

Stupid enough?

Hold on one minute. All five teens in the SUV were not wearing seat belts. Myers, the 16-year-old passenger, two girls ages 15 and 16, and a 17-year-old boy–none were wearing their seat belt.

Ada County Sheriff’s spokesman Patrick Orr said, it’s lucky no one died. The girls were thrown from the Bronco, he said.

What else? They initially lied to the cops saying they were swerving from an animal..the truth later came out.

Deputies cited Myers with inattentive driving, while the 16-year-old was cited for interfering with the driver’s safety.




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