WEST SPARTA – The passenger and ejected driver in Friday morning’s deer collision and rollover each suffered serious injuries.
New York State Police said that the driver, a 19-year-old male, was ejected and suffered multiple serious injuries that are still being evaluated. A helicopter took him from the scene. The passenger, a 19-year-old female, suffered a broken leg and other injuries. An ambulance took her from the scene.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, it is unknown whether the injuries to either are life-threatening. State Police said that both were conscious when they were transported from the scene.
The preliminary investigation suggests that the vehicle was westbound on Redmond Road at about 11:20 a.m. when it struck a deer, ran off Redmond Road and into a ditch. The vehicle rolled back onto the road and continued to roll until it came to rest at the intersection with Green Road.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt. The passenger was wearing a seat belt.
State Police said that they measured the point of impact to the vehicle’s resting position to be 778 feet.
State Police reconstructed the accident as part of their investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.
Firefighters with the West Sparta Fire Department responded to the scene alongside the Dansville Fire Department, Dansville Ambulance, Livingston County EMS and a LifeNet helicopter.