Batavia boy critically injured in accident in Alabama died yesterday
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 6, 2013 - 2:02pm
Shawn P. Wolcott, age 10, succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident on Ledge Road, Alabama, on Saturday.
The Sheriff's Office received notification of the boy's death late yesterday.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation, said Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble.
Wolcott was a resident of Batavia, living on Maple Street with his father, who was also injured in the accident.
The father, Shawn P. Wolcott Sr., was treated and released for his injuries at Erie County Medical Center.
Wolcott Sr. told investigators that his car jerked to the right, causing it to go off the roadway striking a utility pole.
The car hit the pole on its side causing the rear half of the car to shear off. The boy was sitting in the rear passenger seat.
Shawn was taken by Mercy Flight to Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo.