Idaho Falls High School student hospitalized after wreck
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IDAHO FALLS — An Idaho Falls High School student is recovering in a local pediatric intensive care unit after a serious crash Tuesday night.
A 16-year-old male passenger, Trevor Fielding, was traveling north on Holmes Avenue with two other high school juniors around 7:30 p.m., according to a parent of one of the students. It was raining heavily at the time of the crash.
Another car, driven by a woman who has also not been identified, was traveling east on 49th Street.
Bonneville County Sheriff deputies have not released the cause of the crash, but the vehicles collided in the intersection.
The teens’ vehicle spun onto a residential property and through a fence. The woman’s vehicle spun into a nearby canal.
Fielding was transported by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. His father, Creg Fielding, said his son has a severe concussion and suffered multiple seizures as a result of the crash. He is still undergoing further medical tests.
“It’s truly amazing that since he wasn’t wearing a seat belt he doesn’t have more severe injuries,” Creg Fielding said. “He has only been awake for a few moments, but when he was awake he was very responsive to questions.”
Another one of the teens was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle after sustaining minor injuries.
It’s unclear if the woman was injured.
The incident report hadn’t been filed when EastIdahoNews.com contacted the sheriff’s office Wednesday, and the sheriff’s office has not released many details about the crash. It is unclear if any citations were issued.