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3 Albion sisters released from hospital after crash

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 April 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Three sisters who were in a car accident Saturday morning have all been released from the hospital, and their mother is thankful they weren’t seriously injured.

Kayla Strickland, 18, of Albion suffered a broken neck but she could have been paralyzed if her neck had twisted, her mother Linda said this afternoon. Kayla will have to wear a neck brace for about 12 weeks.

“It could have been much worse,” Mrs. Strickland said. “I’m thankful to God and the guys who worked on her.”

Medina and Ridgeway firefighters responded to the scene. Kayla was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital. She was released today.

Her 16-year-old twin sisters, Laura and Lilly, were taken by ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital. They had bumps and bruises, but no injuries, their mother said.

“I am praising God in every way possible that they are all home today,” Mrs. Strickland said.

Kayla, a student at Genesee Community College, was driving her twin sisters home after the three attended a all-nighter at Calvary Tabernacle Church in Medina. Kayla fell asleep at about 7:40 a.m. while driving a 2005 Ford sedan on Knowlesville Rd. The vehicle went off the east side of the road into a field and overturned, coming to rest on its side, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Kayla attended the Orleans County Christian School at Calvary Tabernacle, where her mother is the school administrator. Kayla’s twin sisters are both juniors at the school.

The church hosted an all-night youth event that included a praise worship team, preaching, games and fun activities, their mother said.

She and her husband Curt thanked the community for their prayers after the accident.

“I’ve heard from a lot of people and it’s very comforting,” she said.