Prom is a memorable moment for most, and it is often quite luxurious, with attendees renting high-end cars and wearing designer clothing.
But for two Fort Lauderdale teens, it ended in a crash Sunday night.
Taletrius Bradley was driving a 2017 Corvette down State Road 7 and Sunrise Boulevard, when he lost control, Lauderhill police said.
Demetrius Palmer, 17, was in the passenger seat.
Tammie Singletary, Bradley’s mother said, she rented the luxury vehicle for her son.
“He’s doing something with his life. He’s going to prom. He’s graduating,” Singletary said. “I wanted to put a smile on his face.”
The 19-year old, who is known as TJ, attended Plantation High School’s prom Saturday night.
“He wasn’t the only one. There were Lamborghinis, Maseratis,” Singletary said. “Everyone knows when it’s prom, that’s what it’s about – extravagant things.”
Both teens attend Deerfield Beach High School and plan on pursuing a football career in college.
Singletary described the teens as good students. She said her son plans on attending the University of Tampa in August.
“It could’ve happened to anybody,” Singletary said. “Like I said, he could have had a Toyota and it could have flipped over.”
Bradley and Demetrius were on breathing machines in critical conditionon Monday at Broward Health Medical Center, Singletary said. Bradley reportedly has brain damage.
“I don’t care what the doctors say. He will live, both of them,” Singletary said.
The Lauderhill Police Department said the crash is still under investigation.