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The Elmira Star Gazette reported that Steuben County officials identified the driver in a one car crash that occurred at about 5:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Hornellsville.

Sheriff identifies driver in accident that injured 9

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office named the driver in the one-car accident that injured nine teens Wednesday morning.

Emily S. Mayorga, 18, of Fourth Street in Canisteo was driving the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier packed with eight other teens when she lost control of the car on a sharp curve about a quarter-mile east of Lain Road on county Route 109, drove into a ditch, hit a concrete culvert, went airborne for about 25 feet and rolled over, deputies said.

Six of the teens remain hospitalized today, deputies said.

The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office said.

As I reported in an post earlier today, this terrible tragedy highlights a number of issues all parents need to consider.  Aside from the obvious concerns about underage drinking and teen drivers, an accident such as this with multiple victims raises several important questions regarding auto imsurance coverage.

Please take the time to read my earlier post, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about your own coverage.  Many times coverage questions are asked after an accident occurs, and generally that is just too late.

Thanks for reading,


Christina Bruner Sonsire, Esq.
New York and Pennsylvania Lawyer
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