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Teens suffer minor injuries in car crash

Published: Thu, July 5, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.

SHARON, Pa. -- A group of teen-agers escaped with minor injuries when the car in which they were riding pulled into the path of another vehicle on North Water Avenue.
Police said two of the teens were thrown out on impact and a third was trapped in the wreckage.
All went to the hospital and were treated and released.
Police said Aaron Slater, 19, of East State Street, Hermitage, was eastbound on Madison Street around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday when he failed to come to a complete stop at the North Water Avenue intersection and pulled into the path of a southbound car driven by Malinda Shaffer, 34, of Third Avenue.
Two passengers, Angelica Beighley, 15, of Anson Place, and Lisa Harakal, 15, of Lafayette Avenue, were thrown from the rear seat of Slater's Chevy Cavalier station wagon.
Two other passengers, Roseann Pratt, 15, of Russell Street and Charles Kirsch, 15, of Jefferson Avenue, also were slightly injured.
Police said Slater was pinned in the wreckage and had to be freed by Sharon firefighters. All five teens were treated at Sharon Regional Health System. Shaffer, who was traveling alone, was treated at UPMC Horizon.
Police said Slater was charged with a stop sign violation.

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