Friends Raise Money for Families of Binghamton Teens Hit on Beethoven Street
Friends of the two Binghamton teens seriously injured when they were hit by an allegedly impaired driver on Beethoven Street March 11 are collecting money to help the families.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Harper Stanz and Britney Laserinko. Reports indicate a $10,000 goal set on the page has been passed by more than 3x.
The man driving the Jeep that hit the 19 and 17-year-olds has been jailed on vehicular assault and driving while ability impaired by drugs. 33-year-old Kevin Wilcox of Harpursville reportedly had taken prescription Suboxone shortly before getting behind the wheel.
The Binghamton City School District issued a statement expressing concern for Stantz, a student the high school and Laserinko, a recent graduate. Counselors are available at the school for anyone who wants assistance.
Authorities have not released the condition of the girls, who were taken by ambulance to Wilson hospital with what were said to be serious injuries. The teens are believed to have both suffered internal injuries and several broke bones after being hit near Recreation Park shortly before 3:30 p.m. March 11 as they were walking in the area after playing tennis at the park.