Children Of Georgia Family Stable After Crash

By
Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger staff reporter

Dateline
Updated Tue, Jul 15, 2014 12:19 pm
Photo Credit: 
John Halley - Athens Messenger

Two children seriously injured in a crash that involved eight people in one van remain in critical but stable condition, according to law enforcement.

Joseph Vincent, 10, and Shawn A. Rogers, II, 3, both of Pembroke, Georgia., were hospitalized at Nationwide Children's Hospital after the van in which they were riding lost a tire and crashed into a guardrail last week.

The van was traveling eastbound on Route 33 between Johnson Road and Columbus Road at about 9 a.m. when one of the tires "had an explosive loss of air," causing the vehicle to collide with a guardrail, spin and come to rest in the median, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Other than the 10-year-old, the three other children — Shawn Rogers, Savannah Rogers, 1, and Sofia Vincent, 2, were secured in child restraint seats at the time of the crash. However, all four were still ejected from the vehicle. Vincent and Shawn Rogers suffered the most serious injuries, according to the patrol.

Savannah Rogers and Vincent were taken to OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital with "non-incapacitating" injuries. No other information could be obtained about their condition.

The adults in the vehicle were all taken to area hospitals with non-incapacitating injuries. Shawn A. Rogers, 40; Phyllis Vincent, 61; Mary Lyons, 28; and Samantha Vincent, 25, were all listed as occupants of the vehicle.

No other information has been released about the investigation into the crash.

 

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