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Aircare called to accident involving teenagers

Aircare was called to an accident on Laurel Road involving three juveniles, according to a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

On Friday morning, Jan. 5, an unnamed juvenile was operating a 2001 Dodge Ram eastbound on Laurel Road.

There were two passengers in the vehicle.

When the driver was negotiating a turn, the Ram struck a patch of ice, causing the driver to lose control.

It went off the south side of the road, over an embankment and flipping onto its side.

It was about eight feet down the embankment when it came to rest.

The driver and the front-seat passenger were trapped in the vehicle while the back-seat passenger was able to climb out of the vehicle.

It was determined the driver and front-seat passenger were not wearing seat belts while the back-seat passenger was wearing a seat belt.

A landing zone was set up for a medical helicopter near the intersection of Stone Church and Laurel roads.

The driver was transported to Fayette Regional Hospital in Connersville for a leg injury. According to Facebook posts by the driver’s mother, he was later transported to UC Hospital in Cincinnati for surgery on the leg. He was later released after a few days stay in the hospital.

The front-seat passenger was transported to UC Hospital by Stat Flight helicopter.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9, he was still a patient at UC.

The back-seat passenger was transported to Fayette Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was released the same day, according to Facebook posts.

FCSD Deputy Jason Robinson investigated the accident.

He was assisted at the scene by other FCSD deputies, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, First Responders, Fayette County EMS, Franklin County EMS, Rescue 24 and Responder 24.

Parents of at least two of the juveniles involved were very effusive in their praise for first responders to the accident and how they cared for their children during the accident.