Two teens hospitalized, one with serious injuries after crash

Steve Sharratt
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Students, 16 and 17, were on their way to first day of classes at MRHS

A single car rolled over on Route 326 in Valleyfield this morning. Two teens have been sent to hospital.

MONTAGUE — A 17-year-old female was seriously injured in a single car crash this morning on the Valleyfield Road near Montague, says Kings District RCMP.

The teen, a passenger in a 2005 Honda Civic driven by a 16-year-old female, was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

The Jaws of Life was needed to get the passenger out of the vehicle. Police said the car lost control on a straight stretch of highway, crossed the road and went into the ditch on the other side. The car apparently rolled over before striking a utility pole on the passenger side of the vehicle.

The 16-year-old driver was taken to Kings County Memorial Hospital with undetermined but non life threatening injuries said police.

The two teens were on their way to Montague Regional High School for the first day of classes.

Kings RCMP Const. Thane MacEachern said it is a mystery what happened. Light rain was falling but the crash happened on a straight stretch of road and the tires on the car were in good condition.

The utility pole was snapped on impact and Maritime Electric was called to the scene.

It appears that both teens were wearing seat belts. Police said driver inexperience may have been a factor or it could have been a moment of inattention.

Organizations: RCMP, EMS

Geographic location: Valleyfield

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  • Mamma
    September 10, 2012 - 20:07

    Since it is reading that it was on a straight stretch of the highway this accident occured, perhaps the mechanics of the car are at fault. I think though in my opinion ,sixteen is too young to be driving due to the inexperience of handling the car if something goes wrong. I allowed mine to learn but only gave them a car when I thought they could make the right choices if the car had any problems. I am glad both of these girls are okay. It is a worry for any parent...

    September 10, 2012 - 00:27

    Kudos to these girls who both had their seatbelts on. Yet another story that shows that seatbelts save lives. As far as the contributing factor of the accident, it is besides the point, all that matters is that they are okay. Perhaps it was as simple as being distracted or inexperience, could happen to anyone. So glad to hear that they are going to be okay.

  • Bill
    September 06, 2012 - 15:02

    I wonder if a cell phone was connected to this. I see people texting and driving all the time and this is a really hard one to control, either way it is good that this time these two were not killed. Hopefully other people see this and slow down and stop texting.

    • Fraser
      September 06, 2012 - 15:14

      I really don't think anyone should just guess why this accident happened and should leave it alone, thanks.

    • Dustin
      September 06, 2012 - 15:26

      one of the girls was released from the hospital today after being treated for minor injuries, the other is undergoing surgery today for two broken legs and a cracked pelvis.

    • JOE
      September 07, 2012 - 07:28

      Why do you just assume the driver was texting? Don't be stereotyping teenagers, they are smarter than you think.

    • Truth
      September 07, 2012 - 13:50

      It is very rude for people to assume certain things, they are both very responsible and mature girls. Show some respect, these girls were seriously hurt.

  • mad as hell
    September 06, 2012 - 13:56

    Maybe they should take the bus?

    • To Mad As Hell
      September 06, 2012 - 15:18

      To Mad As Hell...did you want to take the bus when you were 16 & 17? Thousands of kids drive to school. The bus isn't all that safe seatbelts, bullying, doing lines and buying pills in the back. This was an unfortunate accident...end of story. A bus has as good of chance to crash as a car.

  • wow
    September 06, 2012 - 13:20

    restrictions for graduated drivers allows the new driver to have one passenger in the car.

  • Sherry Oliver
    September 06, 2012 - 12:55

    What ever the reason for this accident, I just want to say that I am glad these girls are ok,and I wish them a quick recovery...

  • Ann
    September 06, 2012 - 11:07

    Should this girl even been driving what about restrictions for Graduated License???

    • ?
      September 06, 2012 - 14:05

      What would the restrictions be? There was only one passenger, it wasn't after dark,

    • Save It Ann
      September 06, 2012 - 15:21

      There were no rules broken here as far as the Graduated License goes. 1 passenger, daytime. Nuff said!

  • Holy Cow
    September 06, 2012 - 10:25

    Hope these kids are ok because by the looks of that car they are lucky to be alive. Remember folks, just because you have a spoiler on your can, does not mean you are on a race track. Especially in wet conditions like this.

    • Thankful
      September 07, 2012 - 09:37

      Thank goodness they were SMART and buckled up. I dare say the consequences could have been a lot worse had they been ejected from the car.

    • ...
      September 07, 2012 - 14:51

      To Holy Cow... For the record, she was going under the speed limit.