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Megan Wendoloski of Hatfield one of four teens hurt in Greenfield crash

GREENFIELD — A Hatfield woman was among four teenagers hospitalized after an accident late Saturday on Leyden Road.

Megan Wendoloski, 18, of Hatfield, and Ian Lemay, 18, of Greenfield were both treated and released from Baystate Franklin Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Amy Swisher.

Austin Wheeler, 18, of Greenfield was listed Monday in good condition at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Swisher said.

Taran Weeks, 19, of Greenfield, was initially taken to Baystate Medical Center then transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where a spokesman said he was in fair condition Monday.

Greenfield Police Sgt. David Rice said speed was a factor in the accident reported at 11:39 p.m. Saturday on a bend in the road just north of Leyden Woods Lane.

Rice said the minivan went off the road and rolled onto its side before striking a tree.

Rice said police arrived to find one passenger out of the vehicle, apparently ejected during the crash, and three still inside.

A police officer assisted one passenger from the vehicle, cutting himself in the process. Firefighters extricated Wheeler and Weeks, the driver, from the minivan, Rice said.

“This accident, while the injuries were serious, could have been a lot of worse,” Rice said. “The car had severe damage and we also believe none of them had seat belts on.”

Rice said an emergency room nurse happened to arrive right after police got to the scene and was invaluable in managing the four patients.

Emergency medical technicians, paramedics and ambulance crews from Northampton, Colrain, Shelburne Falls, Brattleboro, Vt., and Baystate Health Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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