We know rural Midwestern folks sometimes do things a little differently than their urban cousins. If you want to get a tan in the reedy areas of The Corn Belt you don't need a booth, you just lie down in your own yard. One thing you don't do when bronzing, however – even in the Midwest – is lie down in the street. That is what two unlucky girls did in Economy, Pennsylvania and when they fell asleep during their sunlight session they got run over by a car.

From what we can gather, after the girls had lain down on Donald Avenue they fell asleep, and did so not far from an intersection. When a car turned onto Donald Ave from the crossroad, it ran over the girls. Turns out that car contained three cousins of one of the injured girls, with one of them, a 19-year-old male, driving.

The good news is that the girls were airlifted to the hospital and are in stable condition. The bad news is what their parents have in store for them when they're recovered and home. Check out the news segment on WTAE Pittsburgh for the full report.


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      Josh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Midwest? Corn belt? Tell you what, coastal media: you can wax superior about the ignorance of hicks in the heartland when you demonstrate your attainment of at least a fifth-grade education in U.S. geography. Swing and a miss.
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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pennsylvania is the midwest?
      flamealchroy
      • 2 Years Ago
      What idiots. I'm sorry, but if you sun bathe in the middle of the road, you deserve to get run over.
      MaryAnn
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bet they were all cousins on both sides
      Rob Cook
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Economy, PA, 400mi from New York, NY is not only "midwest" but also in the "corn belt" then Des Moines, Ia is obviously on the west coast. Seriously? http://maps.google.com <-- use it.
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Jonathon Ramsey: Pennsylvania - IS NOT IN THE MIDWEST, or "The Corn Belt" Look it up, Economy, Pennsylvania - IS JUST ABOVE PITTSBURGH. But you know AB, they will never issue a correction to something lame they have written......
      Jose Miguel Lara
      • 2 Years Ago
      I cant wait for the next update on this story where the girls parents sue the driver lol
      Abdul
      • 2 Years Ago
      in the street? come on!!!
      thePeterN
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm just guessing that the road in question is more like a driveway serving only their house (thus the family traffic). Still stupid, but that's what teenagers are known for.
      nebro
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm really not getting the "midwest" reference.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who lies on a road and falls asleep? To tan, of all things. What's next? Using battery acid to remove nail polish?
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