Barrie-area teen severely injured in Gravenhurst crash

Barrie-area teen severely injured in Gravenhurst crash
Three Barrie high school students involved in serious crash
A serious collision occurred early this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 11, on Muskoka Road North at Lofty Pines Drive, according to Gravenhurst Fire, who attended the scene along with OPP and paramedics.It was just after 2 a.m., when the OPP says a car left Muskoka Road North, near Lofty Pines Drive and crashed into a tree.The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board has confirmed to CTV News that the teens are students at St. Joseph Catholic High School.

UPDATE: Gravenhurst Fire responds to serious crash in early morning hours

According to a family member of a 17-year-old male passenger, the vehicle involved in a serious crash in the early morning of Wednesday, Oct. 11 was being driven by a male, approximately 18 years of age, who sustained minor injuries. The 17-year-old passenger, who was in the backseat, was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the relative, and is in hospital in critical condition.

#GravenhurstFIRE assisting OPP and MPS with serious collision this morning on Muskoka Road N at Lofty Pines Drive. pic.twitter.com/Mdq9r9IgDQ

He describes the severely injured student as a “nice young man.”

All three teens attend St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie. Timmins spoke to Grade 11 and 12 students Wednesday afternoon, and a show of faith took place today, prior to the school’s football game. 

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The school’s principal held an assembly with Grade 11 and 12 students on Wednesday to speak about the crash and to conduct a prayer service. Counselling support was also made available.

No seatbelt would have helped Gravenhurst crash victim: first responderWith heavy hearts, the school’s football team took to the field on Thursday with Jagmohan’s number 34 on their arms.

“Seatbelt safety is paramount and it crushes me how easily his injuries could have been prevented,” the relative said.- With files from Kim Good

The news has hit members of the football team rather hard.

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