Teens hurt in dirt-bike crash
DIAMONDTOWN - One of two Mount Carmel teens injured in a dirt-bike accident underneath the Viaduct Monday evening remained hospitalized Tuesday.
A 15-year-old male was listed in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, according to a nursing supervisor. A female passenger, also 15, was taken to Geisinger Monday as well, but was discharged a few hours later, the supervisor reported.
The accident occurred about 6:55 p.m. when the bike was moving at an excessive speed just north of Railroad Avenue and the driver lost control, Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush said Tuesday.
The boy was thrown over the handlebars while the girl was ejected off to the side.
The driver was transported by AREA Services to the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School, from where he was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to the hospital. The passenger was transported to Danville by an AREA Services ambulance.
Township Patrolman David Stamets is the investigating officer, and Hollenbush said there may be citations filed.
Other responding units were Mount Carmel Fire Department, Mount Carmel Rescue Squad and Mount Carmel Borough police.