UPDATE: Crisis Counseling Offered After Bloomfield Crash Injures Seven Teens
11/27/2012 9:34:48 PM
By Lucas Day and Joe Nittler
A Tuesday evening crash injuries seven Bloomfield teens. They were all in an extended cab pick up. The driver 19-year old Alex Brown apparently missed a sharp curve on Pond Road and the truck flew off the road flipping 3 times. Four of the teens were ejected. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero tells Finger Lakes Daily News.com accident investigators continue to work the case.
Four sisters are among those hurt. As of mid morning 17-year old twins Jessica and Joelle Henry remain in guarded condition at Strong along with 13 year old sister Megan. The fourth sister Morgan has been discharged.
The Bloomfield School District is offering crisis counseling to students and anyone in the Bloomfield Community.
Seven Bloomfield teenagers, including four sisters, were injured Tuesday night when the pick up truck they were riding in left the road and rolled over at least three times.
19 year old Alexander Brown was traveling south on Pond Road, off Route 444 in the town of East Bloomfield, when he failed to negotiate a sharp right hand curve. Four of the teens riding in the extended cab pickup were ejected. One was found on the side of the road and at least two were located lying in a field.
Brown was treated and released at F.F. Thompson Hospital.
Two front seat passengers, twin sisters Jessica and Joelle Henry, both 17 years old, are listed in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Two of the four teens riding in the back seat were ejected. 13 year old Meagan Henry is listed in guarded condition at Strong while 15 year old Haley Dewey is satisfactory. 16 year old Morgan Henry was airlifted to Strong and was released after being evaluated. 18 year old Joshua Bock was treated at Thompson Hospital and released.
Deputies say none of the teenagers were wearing seatbelts. Speed is believed to be the lead factor in the crash.