A scary afternoon drive for a group of Cochrane High teens. 

The group was headed north out of town from 4 Ave when they hit a guard rail.

Cst. Nathan Moore with Cochrane RCMP says "It was a little slick on that road at that time and then he hit the guard rail just in the right spot and the vehicle caught fire, managed to get all five of the kids out but I think a couple of them had some pretty good injuries. So we ended up with three or four ambulances that showed up and then they put the fire out."

The teens, aged 16-17, were all taken to hospital. 

"Enough injuries that two of them went to the children's and three went to Foothills for either precautionary or whatever because of the airbags. Complaining of back pain."

Moore says speed, road conditions and wind were all likely contributors in the crash. 

"It's a windy road as well so it's kind of a combination of all of those things made the road just a little bit treacherous for him and he's a relatively new driver too, so I think that was another part of it. Just a little bit of inexperience."

Rocky View County Fire Services was on scene as well as Alberta Environment to help clean up after some fluid leaked into a nearby creek.