Two local teens hurt after their snowmobile gets hit by van

16-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl hospitalized after crash.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 2, 2013

The state Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post is investigating a two-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Road, east of Rome Greenwich Road.

Friedric Reep, 16, of Greenwich, was driving a Yamaha Ovation snowmobile east in a field off the north side of Crescent Road when he entered the road and was struck by a 2001 Ford Windstar being driven by Jonathan Gibson, 34, of Willard, troopers said.

Reep and his passenger, 13-year-old Alexis Hinckley of New London, were ejected from the snowmobile. Neither teen was wearing a helmet, troopers said.

The snowmobile came to rest off the south side of Crescent Road, while the Windstar stopped in the middle of the road.

Reep sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown from the scene by a LifeFlight helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Hinckley sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported from the scene by North Central EMS to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

Neither Gibson nor his passenger, Jason Gibson, 33, of New London, was injured. They were both wearing their safety belts. Their vehicle was towed from the scene by Jensen’s Towing.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the New London Fire Department, North Central EMS, Life Flight and Jensen’s Towing.

Comments

Yall Make Me Sick

Praying for all involved!

publicsafety

I believe that I heard Firelands Ambulance Service was on this scene as well and transported the patient to FTMC, North Central EMS assisted them on scene. Norwalk Reflector better check into that as the people at Firelands Ambulance Service do a wonderful job as well as those at North Central EMS.

newlondonmom

You are 100% right..

KnuckleDragger

It would be nice to see the paper give proper credit but they do the same thing with North Central when they frequently report that Norwalk FD was the only one on scene of a medical call. Anybody with any sense knows that Norwalk FD doesn't have an ambulance. Anyway, Fireland's ambulance more than likely was on scene however, they nearly always call North Central if it is anything major because they are not a Paramedic level service. They do a good job but the do need to rely on North Central for advance life support. Nothing wrong with that, at least they know when to call for help in the best interest of the patient.

Rebba

They may have neen there but over 50% of the time they call North Central to do a transfer, I've seen it first hand every time I've called them...

onegirlarmy

A hard lesson for these kids and all involved...my prayers are with you.
My appreciation to all first responders.

Heitsche23

and this is why parents need to put it in their kids head about 1) wearing a helmet and 2) pay attention to where you're going. my family has been racing dirtbikes and riding snowmobiles since before we could walk. we have NEVER been allowed on a machine unless we are wearing helmets.. doesn't matter if we're not going very far. it's about being safe. and if you have your snowmobile on the road, even for a brief second, pay attention. look out for cars! why these kids were even on the road to begin with is the question. wonder where the parents were when all of this went down??