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Abilene teen in surgical intensive care after weekend car accident

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Michelle Frizalone, mfrizalone@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 10 2012 02:30:18 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 12 2012 12:50:18 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

A 19-year-old Abilene man is in surgical intensive care at University Medical Center in Lubbock after being involved in a car accident early Saturday.

Police said the man, identified as Jacob Roberts, was flown to Lubbock after his car bounced off a utility pole and continued into the intersection of Ambler and Bel Air.

The accident occurred, police said, after he allegedly ran a red light while traveling westbound on Ambler.   

The Abilene Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to rescue the man from the vehicle. It is unknown at this time whether intoxication played a factor in the collision.

The accident remains under investigation.