DANSVILLE – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office released an update on the Dec. 23 accident that inflicted life-threatening injuries to a teenage girl.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, deputies arriving at the scene found that a vehicle that was driving north on Interstate 390 near Exit 4, had lost control due to the snow and ice covered roadways and caused a chain-reaction crash that involved four passenger cars and a 6-wheel box truck.
One of the vehicles involved sustained heavy damage and occupants of the vehicle were trapped inside it. Four people from that vehicle were transported to Noyes Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. One of the occupants was a fifteen year old girl who sustained life-threatening injuries and was ultimately taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She is still at the hospital and is receiving treatment for her injuries. Several others that were involved in the collision were treated and released at the scene.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 390 between Exit 3 and Exit 4 were shut down for several hours while the Sheriff’s Office reconstructed the collisions.
On scene for the Sheriff’s Office were Deputy Michael Wade, Sergeant Ryan Swanson, and Captain Norm Zeh of the Road Patrol Division; Investigator Dan Rittenhouse and Captain Brian Applin of the Criminal Investigations Division; Deputy Caleb Cutting and Sergeant Chad Vanauken of the Forensic Identification Unit.
Emergency personnel from the Dansville Fire Department, Dansville Ambulance, Wayland Ambulance, and Livingston County EMS tended to the patients and assisted on scene.