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Teen Driver Still 'Critical,' Police Say

The five passengers a July 6 crash on Island Drive have all been released from the hospital.

The 15-year-old driver of the car that crashed into a tree on Island Drive July 6 remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, Sgt. Ron Simmons of the Alameda Police Department's traffic unit said Wednesday.

The five passengers in the car, all teenagers, have been released from the various hospitals where they received treatment, Simmons said. He said two of the passengers were released the day of the accident, one on July, 7, one on July 8 and the last on July 9.

Meanwhile, police have finished the main part of their investigation into the accident, but it could take another month to analyze the results of various tests, Simmons said. A decision on whether to file any criminal charges in connection with the crash won't be made until the analysis is complete, he said.

Simmons said investigators have completed "skid tests" but are still waiting for the driver's blood test results.

The APD used search warrants to obtain the vehicle's air bag control module and powertrain control module, Simmons said. Investigators have extracted information from those modules — which function a bit like the "black box" in an aircraft cockpit — but are still analyzing that data, he said.

The accident took place about 1:30 a.m. on July 6 in the 800 block of Island Drive, opposite the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

The driver was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland after the crash. The five passengers (four girls, one boy, all age 15 except for one 13-year-old sibling) sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Highland, Kaiser Oakland and Eden Medical Center.

All six teens are Alameda residents, police have confirmed.

The teens had taken a parent's vehicle without permission, police said after the collision.

94501 mom July 19, 2012 at 08:23 PM
He is breathing on his own now but still in ICU. I know 2-3 boys that visits him on a daily basis.
Just Curious July 20, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Thanks Chief, I was not aware of that.
Emily July 27, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Any update?
Lanie A-B August 06, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Ditto, how about an update on the driver, please. Many of us know this young man and are praying for him. I have thought him everyday since the accident, seeing him run around the school yard as a little boy. We care!
CRYSTAL LEI FINATO August 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM
all of us who know Milad know,... "MY-LAD" WILL WAKE UP N COME HOM TO HIS FRIENDS N FAMILY!!! WE LOVE U SON!!

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