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Updated: Woman Injured in Rochester Hills Crash in Stable Condition

A 21-year-old woman is recovering from serious injuries sustained Thursday in a two-vehicle crash near Auburn Road and Rochester Road.

A 21-year-old Troy woman who received serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Rochester Hills was listed in stable condition Saturday morning, according to hospital officials.

Megan Steeg, 21, of Troy, was driving west on Auburn Road about 10:12 a.m. Thursday when her 2004 Dodge Neon collided with a 2007 Jeep sport utility vehicle stopped for a light at Barclay Circle, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Steeg received serious injuries to her upper body and was transported by the Rochester Hills Fire Department to POH Regional Medical Center.

Sheriff's officials said the driver of the Jeep, Jeannine Phelan, 59, of Rochester Hills, received minor injuries.

A hospital spokeswoman on Saturday said Steeg is coming along well and is in stable condition. Pontiac's POH is Oakland County's only Level 2 Trauma Center, which specializes in treating patients with traumatic injuries.

A statement from the sheriff's office initially stated Steeg hadn't been wearing her seatbelt and struck the steering wheel with her body during the collision. The sheriff's office said Saturday that crash investigators later determined Steeg was wearing a seatbelt.

Jaynee Rose August 13, 2011 at 04:38 AM
Not only was she wearing her seat belt but the air bag went off.
Kevin Elliott August 13, 2011 at 02:41 PM
Connor I followed up today with the sheriff's office. You're correct. The initial information released by the sheriff's office is what we went with when the story was published. I spoke with a command officer Saturday morning who confirmed she was wearing a seatbelt. Thank you for the comment and the phone call. I'll have the story updated shortly. I'm also happy to hear she is recovering well. Thanks again for helping to clarify.
connor barr August 13, 2011 at 03:00 PM
Kevin thank you for being so quick and polite about this it is very appreciated by myself and my family.
Jaynee Rose August 14, 2011 at 02:32 AM
Thank you Kevin for the immediate follow up. Very much appreciated!
connor barr August 15, 2011 at 11:50 PM
on a side note if you are trying to get me to lash out at the patch i was wrong to have posted here in the first place in the manner i did but Mr. Elliott was very kind and very quick acting and i have apologized for my earlier actions just wanted to throw that out there before any other accusations or assumptions were made by yourself Mr. and i use that term very loosely in this case "smith"
Kevin Elliott August 16, 2011 at 12:07 AM
Two comments and a response to one of the comments have been removed for violating Patch's Terms of Use policy. None of the comments related to the above article nor the reporting of the article.
connor barr August 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM
again thank you kevin i removed my own other comment have a great night
John smith August 17, 2011 at 04:43 PM
kevin your a tool

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