Accident victims recover

Clarion, Pa.- A car accident reported on Sunday, Feb. 28 near Memorial Stadium, at first, had allegedly involved two Clarion students, who were then airlifted from the stadium parking lot and taken to a Pittsburgh area hospital. In recent weeks, however, further information has reportedly revealed that neither of the two victims, one male and one female teenager, were students of the university. The male was reportedly released from the hospital the day after the accident, and the female was still recovering from her injuries sustained in the accident.

Originally, it was reported to Clarion County 911 that the two people fell from the stadium bleachers and were injured. It was shortly concluded upon arriving at the scene that the pair had suffered injuries from an incident in the stadium’s parking lot.

The male had fallen from the hood of the vehicle after riding on top of the car while the female victim fell out of a side window onto the pavement.  They were transported to the hospital by two STAT MedEvac helicopters.

According to David Love, director of Marketing and Communication, the university is still investigating the incident  while also awaiting the Pennsylvania State Police accident reconstruction report. Love indicated that more information may be available at the end of the week.

The initial call that came on Sunday was delivered around 4:48 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28.  In terms of those involved and the details of the accident, both turned out to be exaggerated in the initial call.  Since the victims did still fall from an unexpected drop, the injuries were severe.

Reports state Clarion Hospital Ambulance, Clarion Fire and Hose Company No. 1 and Clarion Borough Police all responded to the scene.  Knox Ambulance had also been dispatched, but that order was cancelled shortly thereafter.

For more information regarding this story, contact David Love at (814) 393-2659 or dlove@clarion.edu.

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