2 JUVENILES EJECTED IN HUSTON TWP. ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Staff Writer

According to a report issued by the DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police, two juvenile passengers, ages four and nine, were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Evergreen Drive and Pine Valley Drive in Huston Township, Clearfield County, at 3:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

According to police, the accident occurred as a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Michelle L. Endicott, 42, of Penfield, was traveling east on Ponderosa Drive as it was turning north onto Pine Valley Drive within the Pine Valley mobile home park.

The investigation has revealed that both juvenile passengers were sitting on the floor board of the second row seating area with their feet dangling outside of the vehicle's opened right passenger sliding door.

One of the juvenile passengers was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the vehicle striking a pothole. The other juvenile passenger attempted to grad hold of the ejected juvenile passenger, and he was also ejected from the vehicle.

The vehicle's right rear wheel traveled over the first ejected juvenile passenger. Said passenger received serious injuries as a result of being run over by the vehicle. He was subsequently transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment.

The other juvenile passenger sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois by ambulance.

At the time of the release, neither of the juvenile passengers were expected to have life-threatening injuries.

Endicott and her third passenger, Christopher M. Endicott, 37, of Penfield, were uninjured in the crash.

The DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by the Penfield VFD, Bennetts Valley Ambulance Service, DuSan Ambulance Service and STAT MedEvac.

The investigation continues.

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