AUSTIN (KXAN) - A teenage girl was thrown from a BMW clocked going more the 120 mph and the driver was charged with intoxication assault in a rollover wreck last week in South Austin.
A second passenger also suffered serious injuries.
The girl who was thrown was taken by helicopter to the hospital. She had brain injuries, a broken back and numerous cuts. Her injuries were considered life-threatening, police said.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday, a BMW driven by 18-year-old Max Truitt crossed the median in the 5800 block of Slaughter Lane and crashed around 2 a.m. on Thursday. Radar showed the car traveling west at 122 mph before the crash, the affidavit said.
The Travis County Sheriff's officer then began to follow Truitt, losing sight of him briefly due to high speeds.
At the crash site near 7400 Slaughter, the officer attended to a teenage girl who had been ejected. Truitt and a third person were still pinned inside, but also were injured.
All three were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge. Police said Truitt's blood-alcohol content was .10. A level of at least .08 is considered drunk under Texas law.
Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony. Truitt's bond was set at $25,000.
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