Charges Forthcoming In Crash

Police have not released the names of two men injured in a late-night crash Monday, one of whom was ejected from the vehicle.

Charges are expected after city police and firefighters were summoned around 10:30 p.m. for a single motor vehicle accident on Fairmount Avenue at Meadow Lane. Police said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a tree.

One of the occupants in the vehicle was ejected, a police report said Monday.

Witnesses told police and The Post-Journal the speeding red Chevrolet sedan appeared to have been racing another vehicle at the time of the crash.

“We’ve heard a mention of possible racing, so we’ll be looking into that further,” Jamestown police Sgt. Scott Franzen said at the scene.

One of the male occupants in the sedan was taken by Starflight helicopter to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa; a hospital spokeswoman could not provide an update. The other male was taken to WCA Hospital by Alstar Ambulance.

The severity of their injuries was not immediately known. Police were continuing their investigation Tuesday.

Jamestown police Capt. Robert Samuelson said the driver is facing a speeding charge. He said additional charges would be filed if an investigation found the driver was racing.

Samuelson said he has personally never seen a street racing charge within the city.