NORTH FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two teens were flown via medical helicopter from the scene of a car accident Thursday morning in North Franklin Township.
The two-car accident was reported near the entrance of Washington Cemetery on Park Avenue around 7:30 a.m.
According to police, 18-year-old Bricelyn Meerdo and her younger brother, Keaton, were on their way to Trinity High School when they were involved in the accident.
Kelly Murphy rushed to the rescue.
"I stood there with her. She held my fingers. I didn't leave her side for a second," said Murphy about her daughter's friend, Bricelyn Meerdo.
Investigators at the scene told Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski that Meerdo crossed the yellow line and hit 31-year-old Anthony Logreco’s Jeep.
Officials said Logreco, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor cuts and bruises.
The Meerdo siblings had to be cut out of the car before they were flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
According to investigators, the speed limit in the area of the crash is 30 mph. They estimated both vehicles were going between 35 and 40 mph.
"It just makes me think about driving, and you've got to be more careful," said Megan Murphy, the siblings' friend.