Man hurt in car crash has broken vertebrae
By The Citizen staff report
Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:50 PM EDT
A man who was injured in a two-car collision after a 16-year-old driver ran a stop sign on Saturday had to undergo surgery at University Hospital in Syracuse, the Auburn Police Department said.
Harry Lynn, 51, a longtime paramedic, suffered a broken vertebrae in his neck, several broken bones in his back and internal bleeding after the Dodge Caravan that he was a passenger in was T-boned by a 2000 Pontiac driven by Zachary Tabone, 16, of State Street, Auburn, police said.
Police said they believe Tabone ran a stop sign at the intersection of Cross and Seymour streets at nearly 25 mph before he hit the van, which was driven by Holly Lynn, 33, causing it to roll over into a yard at 173 Seymour St.
Holly Lynn was transported to Auburn Memorial Hospital with shoulder and arm pain and an infant and two children ages 10 and 1 who were also in the van were treated and released, police said.
Tabone and two of his passengers, ages 16 and 17, all refused medical treatment at the scene.
Tabone was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign and reckless driving as a result of the accident, police said.
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