Teen in Critical Care Following Thursday Night Crash

Police said the driver's 2003 Honda struck a tree on Purdy Hill Road.

Thomas Marshall, 18, is in the intensive care unit at St. Vincent's Medical Center after losing control of his 2003 Honda and hitting a tree while driving on Purdy Hill Road at approximately 9:02 Thursday night. Prior to the accident, police said Marshall had been staying with his grandparents in Monroe.

The accident occured within 350 feet of Cedar Lane and officers found the Honda off of the roadway, according to the report. Police said no passengers were in the car.

Monroe Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Kevin Catalano said Marshall was treated by Monroe Volunteer EMS and AMR medics at the scene for what appeared to be serious injuries.

Monroe and Stepney volunteer firefighters had to extricate Marshall from the car.

"It was a very challenging rescue because the driver was severely pinned in the wreckage and the car was in a ditch in the woods," Catalano said.

Firefighters removed the doors, entire roof, and had to raise the dash board using hydraulic tools to free Marshall's legs and it took around 30 minutes to get him out of the car, according to Catalano.

Police officers closed the roadway for several hours, while its accident investigation team worked at the scene.

Millie Phillips September 01, 2012 at 01:03 AM
our and prayers are with the Thomas and the Mitchall family we hope that Thomas will be ok and recover quickley the Phillips family
Millie Phillips September 01, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas and his family we hope Thomas will be ok and recover quickley
donna miller September 01, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Yes our prayers go out to Thomas Marshall and his family, also for his friends..........Keeping fingers crossed for Thomas a speedy recovery
Carl Kolchak September 01, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Monroe will pay through the nose for that raid in Easton that killed an unarmed man. Judge specifically mentioned that the killer cop was named Officer of the Year. Strange days indeed... http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Judge-Towns-responsible-in-fatal-2008-police-raid-3833616.php#ixzz25Fj1vBG4


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