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Wyandotte Teen Severely Injured in Rollover Crash

A 17-year-old Wyandotte man was taken away in a medical helicopter. His 16-year-old girlfriend suffered minor injuries.

Two students were injured, one severely, in a rollover accident at Oak and Fourth streets Tuesday morning.

According to Police Chief Daniel Grant, a 17-year-old was driving a Ford Ranger with his 16-year-old girlfriend inside at about 7:45 a.m.

Their truck was westbound on Oak when it struck a vehicle being driven by an elderly woman headed south on Fourth, causing the Ford Ranger to roll over.

"As (the Ranger) entered the intersection, the elderly lady was about to enter the intersection and there was a two-car collision," Grant said. "The Ford Ranger rolled onto its roof."

The teen driver, who is a senior at Roosevelt, was airlifted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with non-life threatening leg injuries, Grant said. A hospital spokeswoman said he is listed in serious condition.

His girlfriend, who is a junior at Roosevelt, was treated and released from after suffering minor injuries. The elderly woman was uninjured, Grant said.

The 16-year-old girl said she is OK, but hurt her neck and head.

"Today was probably one of the scariest things I've ever been through in my life, but we made it," she wrote in a Facebook message. "God's grace is always with us."

School Superintendent Carla Harting said grief counselors are on hand to talk with students.

"In these types of cases, we make sure if there are problems with students and students have issues, we have social workers and counselors on hand and available to talk to them," she said.

The accident had Oak, between Second and Fifth streets, closed for a few hours.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Emily H February 29, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Anonymous: Get over it?! Are you kidding me? These people are my FRIENDS. Remember when Skyler died? Are we just supposed to get over that in two seconds too? You know what, some of us aren't as hard hearted like you or Amy, and need someone to be there in times of sorrow like this day in Wyandotte. Just think; what if it happened to your family?
Cindy Wilson Kinney February 29, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Emily, sometimes you just have to ignore what they say...you love and care for your friends. We are all here for anyone who needs us you know that. Pray for them and I and many other are. YOu are a wonderful friend. They know it too
Crew February 29, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I have to say that Cindy says it best. Sometimes you just have to ignore the comments of others and deal with your situation yourself. I have had several instances in the last few years that have left me VERY discouraged, disheartened, in pain and searching for answers. Most of them have been caused by situations that many people simply will never understand and view as minor at best. Yet they have been life-altering for me and have caused untold grief and bewilderment that I have had to find a way to deal with. What I have learned through it all is that you have to find that strength in WHATEVER way works for YOU. No one can tell another how to deal with grief. It is something VERY personal and that each of us deals with in our own unique way. For some, counseling may be an answer, for some solace may come from NOT talking about a situation. Either way, you have to find the way that works best for YOURSELF and not consider the whims and quips of others who have NO idea of what you are going through personally. All the best to EVERYONE involved in and affected by this accident. I'm just glad the results weren't FAR worse.
robert nonya March 01, 2012 at 01:32 AM
This site is a joke!!!! I said nothing that would be considered against you policy. Thanks Clare ramseu for deleting my comment! I will never visit this site again!!!!
Jake August 10, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Just saying i know the boy and the girl! His ranger was lifted. He ran a red light, thinking it would be a joke. Then the old lady hit the tire, which caused it to roll over two and a half time which then landed on the top.

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