WELLSBURG - A juvenile was transported by medical helicopter after being extricated from a vehicle that veered into a traffic signal pole on state Route 2 near 12th Street at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
City Police said they have learned the juvenile is in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital and the adult driver, who declined to be treated at the scene, has since been transported by medical helicopter from a local hospital to Pittsburgh also.
The driver's condition wasn't known. Police haven't released the names of the two.
Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound when it veered into the pole near Tire America. The accident remains under investigation.
The Brooke County Ambulance Service and Wellsburg Fire Department also responded.
The traffic signal was knocked out in the accident, but was working today.
Blood drives planned
at area locations
Blood drives are planned on the following dates at area locations:
May 17: Loyal Order of the Moose, 844 Main St., Wellsburg, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 21: Chester American Legion, 404 Carolina Ave., Chester, noon to 6 p.m.; and Toronto High School, 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
set for C.O.R.E.
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson Behavioral Health System is having an open house from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday for its Community Outreach Recovery Environment office at 525 N. Fourth St.
C.O.R.E. replaces the former CARE Network after its funding was cut.
The office opened March 10.
Many of the clients are referred to C.O.R.E. by the court systems, whether municipal or common pleas court.
C.O.R.E. offers intensive outpatient recovery services for drug and alcohol abuse. There also is an opiate group and a Suboxone clinic for recovering heroin addicts, operated by Dr. Francis Sunseri, medical director. About 80 percent of the clients are opiate dependent.
A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will be provided.