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2 teens hurt in accident

2 teens hurt in accident

July 30th, 2011 in News

Two Mid-Missouri teenagers received what Jefferson City police called minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident Friday morning.

Jessica Pearson, 17, California, was treated and released from St. Mary's Health Center.

Police said her passenger, Dustin Bruns, 18, Jefferson City, also was taken to a hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries; neither St. Mary's nor Capital Region Medical Center had any information about him.

Under the federal HIPAA law, a patient's health care information can't be released without the approval of a patient or family member.

Police said Pearson was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry northbound in the 3100 block of state Route J, toward Osage City, and "was not looking at the roadway and ran off the right side."

She overcorrected, lost control, and the car again ran off the right side of the road, overturned and landed on its top.

Neither passenger was using a seat belt, police said.