Teen hurt in Friday crash listed in good condition Girl, 16, is moved from trauma unit

August 09, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 16-year-old Westminster girl, who was ejected from her car when it flipped on North Gorsuch Road on Friday, remained in good condition at Sinai Hospital yesterday.

Rebecca Eurice of the 1600 block of Carriage Hill Drive was flown to the hospital's trauma center by state police helicopter after the Honda CRX she was driving south on North Gorsuch Road ran off the left side of the wet roadway and became airborne, state police said.

The accident occurred on a sharp, downhill curve in the 100 block of North Gorsuch Road. The car came within about 6 feet of hitting the house of John Athman. He said the curve has been the site of many accidents.

Mr. Athman said he has asked the county for a guardrail to protect motorists and his front lawn, but the county responded only by placing an arrow sign at the curve.

Witnesses told police that the Eurice teen was ejected from the car through a window.

A witness, who was driving north on the road, narrowly missed being struck head-on. The witness, who was not identified, said she saw the injured girl flipping in the air in one direction while her car went in another.

Mr. Athman's wife said she looked out the dining room window of her house after she heard the crash and saw the victim in the air as the car came toward the house. No one in the house was injured.

Police said the Honda struck several large rocks behind a line of mailboxes at the edge of the road before it became airborne.

A spokeswoman at Sinai Hospital said yesterday that the Eurice teen had been moved from the trauma unit to a regular hospital room.

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