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Driver Extricated from Jeep After Crash on Harvester Road

The one-vehicle accident occurred at around 9 o'clock on Sunday morning.

A young driver was hospitalized Sunday morning, after losing control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee on Harvester Road at around 9 a.m. Fire Department Spokesman Kevin Catalano said the jeep barrelled through the side yard of a residence for about 100 feet before landing on its side, completely knocking over a 30 foot tree before slamming into a larger tree.

Monroe and Stepney volunteer firefighters extricated the driver from his mangled vehicle by cutting off part of the roof while the vehicle was on its side, and had the patient out in about 15 minutes, Catalano said.

Catalano said the driver was tossed to the back of the jeep during the crash.

Monroe EMS and police officers also responded to the scene.

"The driver was a young man who officials were told was visiting someone on nearby Crestwood Road," Catalano said. "The occupant was conscious and treated by Monroe EMS and AMR before being transported to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown although the make and model of the vehicle were hardly recognizable due to the impact of the crash."

"Nearby residents from the otherwise quiet neighborhood descended upon the scene and initially reported the car to be on fire with someone trapped inside, but first arriving firefighters found only steam and light smoke coming from the engine," Catalano added.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Harvester and Crestwood roads.

"This was the second serious extrication in Monroe in the past two weeks," Catalano said. "A young man was critically injured in a single-car crash on Purdy Hill Road on August 30th."

S. Wright September 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Bill did you really write up an article with only one source? Your article is inaccurate.
Voice of Reason September 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Seems like there are plenty of critics of Bill Bittar's editing lately. Patch is a free site apparently run by one guy working all hours to share timely news about Monroe. Yes I've seen typos and I'm sure not every aspect of every article is 100% accurate, but don't expect the editing process to be the same as the NY Times or Wall St Journal. Suzy, for this article did a young man not roll his SUV over into a yard on Harvester rd on Sunday morning? Did firemen not have to cut part of the roof off to get him out? Did the ambulance not take him to the hospital for what were unknown injuries at the time this article was published? Are police not investigating the cause? Unless those key facts are inaccurrate, I don't think anyone needs to lose sleep over it. Sounds like you know some inside info, so I hope this guy is doing OK.
S. Wright September 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I expect any publication to be prudent regarding publishing fact and/or fiction. Bill can certainly ask me directly what I am referring to if he so chooses to. Take a step back VOR, I certainly lost sleep over it, it was on my property. We are extremely happy to hear that the young man did not sustain any terrible physical injuries over a traumatic accident.
Christine E. September 12, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Patch is owned by America Online, who also owns Huffington Post - which is terrible. Next question.
Voice of Reason September 12, 2012 at 06:47 PM
While curious what could be so inaccurate, I can respect you wanting to handle your concern directly with Bill Bittar but you were the one who chose to raise the matter by posting a vague comment for everyone to see where you questioned his reporting. Certainly glad to hear the injuries weren't terrible.
Christine E. September 12, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Have to agree with you there.
S. Wright September 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I wasn't vague at all, I simply stated I couldn't believe he wrote an article with only one source. His write up did not accurately reflect the incident. He and I will speak. And Bill certainly apologized for reporting that the young man had died on the patch web site, he had accidents confused, and it upset me terribly when I saw the posting at first and thought this young man had died. Enough Said. Again.
Cantfixstupid December 02, 2012 at 06:53 AM
Hey Suzy if you have such a problem with it why don't you pay for your own server and web domain and research articles yourself instead of bitching and nagging over something so stupid. Just out of curiosity when the weather man is wrong about the morning forecast do you cry over that too?

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