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Six injured in Pine Bush crash

October 3rd, 2012

Six teens were hospitalized following a car crash in Pine Bush last week, including three Pine Bush High School students, one of whom was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center.

According to Town of Crawford Police, a black Acura and a red Jeep collided at the intersection of State Route 302 and Ulsterville Road near the Pine Bush High School at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The Acura was operated by Reece Hermann, 18, a Pine Bush High School student from Bloomingburg, while the Jeep was operated by Edward Dunn, 21, of Circleville. The Jeep, occupied by five males, was northbound on Route 302 when the Acura struck the Jeep in the rear, causing the Jeep to roll over and the Acura to lose control.

Police stated that all six suffered injuries, including one 18-year-old Pine Bush High School student from Middletown who was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center (WMC) with head injuries and a possible broken leg.

The other three passengers in the Jeep included a 19-year-old from Circleville, who sustained injuries to his hip and back, an 18-year-old from Circleville with injuries to his back and an 18-year-old Pine Bush High School student from Middletown, who also suffered injuries to his back.

Police reported Friday that all of those injured in the accident had been released from the hospital with the exception of the 18-year-old flown to WMC, who remained in recovery.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing. Crawford Police Chief Dominick Blasko stated that further action is expected. Any witnesses to the accident or events leading up to it are asked to contact the Town of Crawford Police Department at (845)744-3300.

The Crawford Police Department was assisted at the scene by police officers from the Town of Montgomery, Village of Walden and the state police, as well as the Pine Bush Fire Department, Pine Bush Volunteer Ambulance and Mobile Life.

By RACHEL COLEMAN
rcoleman@tcnewspapers.com

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