2 injured in separate accidents recently involving teen drivers

Monday, June 16, 2008

Two teenage drivers were involved in separate accidents over the weekend in Saline County.

Shawn M. Harris, 18, of Marshall, sustained minor injuries in an accident Friday, June 13, when his 1991 Ford veered off the west side of rain-covered state Highway 41 and ended up in a ditch about 7 a.m.

According to a report from Missouri State Highway Patrol, Harris was southbound on Route 41, two miles south of state Route 122, when he lost control of the car, which traveled off the left side of the highway. The vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Harris was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, by Saline County EMS. He was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident. No summons was issued.

In another accident, Dustin L. McGary, 16, of Glasgow, also sustained minor injuries in an accident about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, on state Route 240, near the intersection of Route 129.

Missouri State Highway Patrol records indicate McGary, driving a 1994 Eagle, traveled off the right edge of the roadway, returned to the roadway and began rotating clockwise, again slid off the road, then ran down an embankment before coming to rest upright.

McGary, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, for treatment of his injuries; he was cited for careless and imprudent driving and for violation of the provisions of an intermediate license. The vehicle was totaled.

Contact Kathy Fairchild at marshallhealth@socket.net

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  • You are right once again JJ. When will THEY ever learn?????

    -- Posted by get a clue on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, at 7:26 PM
  • Was the comment by JJ meant to be funny? "Tain't funny, McGee."

    Both young men were wearing seat belts. (Hooray!) The first accident happened at 7 a.m. on a "rain-covered state highway"

    The second accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. Don't think either young man was guilty of "skipping school."

    Glad both young men survived. More driving experience will help them learn to deal with bad weather and how to correct a car when it leaves the road.

    -- Posted by upsedaisy on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, at 11:02 PM
  • UPSEDAISY- pay no mind to JJ. He's just jealous no one ever asked him to skip school back in his day.

    -- Posted by pumpkin08 on Tue, Jun 17, 2008, at 11:13 AM
  • "young punks were probably skipping school, smoking cigs, looking at dirty magz and listening to that new modern noise that jessica wise girl talks about sheeesh"

    I have road w one of these kids n they are not that bad of a kid kepp ur fricken opinions to urself i am a student n seeing ppl jus judge us for bein n school kills me i wonder what ppl say about me.. wait i dont care if ur talkin bout me ur leavin sum1 else who cares alone so

    -- Posted by ballin on Tue, Jun 17, 2008, at 11:58 PM
  • Ballin,

    Start by typing in a language we can understand..then understand people are entitled to their opinions...which is guaranteed by the 1st amendment of the constitution. If you don't like what is said..voice your opinion and list why you disagree. Who cares if offense is taken. That is what is wrong with people today. Spineless, shamless people who are living off the government, suing whenever their feelings get hurt. I say hooray for the blogs. If the driving age was raised to 18 or even 21 all these teens would not be having or causing traffic crashes. And by the way they are not accidents...accidents are NOT preventable. Most traffic crashes ARE preventable. People driving too fast or inattention or just plain stupidity. Now move on..........

    -- Posted by IPOH on Fri, Jun 20, 2008, at 10:56 AM
  • stinkypinky,

    ok mr perfect u said people are entitled to their own opinions then why are you even sayin anything about mine...? r either of these kids suing NO so that was stupid to even be mentioned do u kno y either of these kids crashed NO so u move on because i do

    -- Posted by ballin on Sun, Jun 22, 2008, at 9:41 AM
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