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Rock Bridge senior injured in collision on Providence Road

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 5:01 p.m. CDT; updated 7:28 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Two Rock Bridge High School students get backpacks out of their car after they were in an accident on Tuesday. One of the students, a 17-year-old who was sitting in the passenger seat, had to be taken to the hospital. The accident occurred as they were crossing S. Providence Road near Nifong Boulevard to turn onto a side road in front of Sophia's.

COLUMBIA – A Rock Bridge High School senior was injured Tuesday  in a two-car collision at the 3900 block of South Providence Road that left both cars heavily damaged.

The student injured was Dylan Schlie, 17, who was in the passenger seat of a 2002 Honda Civic. Rock Bridge senior Brandon Biggerstaff, 18, was driving northbound on Providence and turned left onto the access road when a Chevrolet pickup truck heading southbound on Providence collided with it.

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According to Police Sgt. Barbara Buck, Schlie was bleeding and lost consciousness. Buck said she was not sure whether Schlie regained consciousness at the scene of the collision and said she thought he was taken to University Hospital.

“He’s pretty lucky,” Buck said. “It could have been much more severe.”

Biggerstaff and 17-year-old Rock Bridge senior Josh Brownfield, who was in the seat behind the passenger seat of the Honda, were not injured.

The driver of the Chevrolet was Phil Bentlage, who was not injured. He said he tried to stop in time when the students turned, but couldn’t.

The passenger side of the Honda sustained heavy damage, and the front of the Chevrolet was also heavily damaged.


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