A joyride in a reported stolen car ended with four Imperial residents suffering injuries when the driver of the car, a 15-year-old boy, flipped the vehicle Friday west of El Centro.
The accident occurred about 4 a.m. on Haskell Road north of Havens Road.
According to a California Highway Patrol report, the 15-year-old was driving a stolen vehicle north of Haskell nearing Havens at a speed of 55 mph.
Highway Patrol officials stated in a press release the boy was an inexperienced driver and was unfamiliar with the road. Haskell becomes a dirt road beyond Havens.
The boy overcorrected and hit the car's brakes, causing the car to turn left, drive up a dirt embankment and strike a cement ditch.