2 Albion teens injured in early-morning accident in Bergen
Courtesy of Howard Owens, The Batavian
BERGEN – Two teenagers were seriously injured in a 5 a.m. accident on West Bergen Road, Bergen, after the 17-year-old driver reportedly fell asleep, according to a Genesee County Sheriff’s Office accident report.
Sierra Kast, of Albion, was driving a 2008 Ford sedan southbound on West Bergen Road when the car veered off the south shoulder and ran over the top of a cement culvert before heading further into the embankment.
Kast was apparently able to steer the car back onto the pavement but overcorrected, according to Sgt. Jason Saile, of the Crash Management Team, causing the car to exit the roadway on the south shoulder again, where it overturned, struck a tree that spun it around, before it struck another tree and came to rest on its roof.
Driver-side back seat passenger Arianna N. McGurn, 17, was ejected from the vehicle and was trapped in the drainage ditch under the trunk portion of the car.
Bergen volunteer firefighters used airbags to life the car off of McGurn so she could be extricated. She was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight with a leg injury. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
(UPDATED by Orleans Hub at 8:16 p.m.: Nicole Bellnier, McGurn’s mother, posted on Facebook this evening that her daughter doesn’t have any broken bones or serious injuries. “She is truly our miracle! Please, keep her in your prayers,” Bellnier posted on Facebook.)
Kast was also injured in the crash and transported to Strong by Mercy EMS.
The other two passengers were Cory Wallace, 15, and Alonso Storey, 17.
Only Kast, the driver, was wearing a seatbelt, Saile said.
No citations have been issued.