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Update: Motor Vehicle Accident Injures Three In Coventry

Police have released the ages of the three victims and the identity of the driver.

An automobile accident left three injured in Coventry on Monday morning.

At 9:39 a.m., a black GMC Sierra pickup truck struck a tree and a stone wall in the area of 1385 Plainfield Pike while heading west toward the Connecticut border. The driver, Jason Zifchock, 31 of Gibson Hill Road, Sterling, CT was extracted from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life then airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The two passengers, 15-year-old and 16-year old girls were taken by ambulance to Hasbro Children's Hospital, one with serious injuries. 

Crews from Western Coventry, Central Coventry and West Greenwich fire districts responded to the scene.

Police say the the accident is still under investigation. 


Kerri Silverman July 05, 2011 at 04:52 AM
I was jogging down the road when the tow truck passed me with the pickup truck on it. My heart goes out to the family. It didn't look good.
Jason Zifchock November 18, 2011 at 01:17 AM
I am Jason Zifchock and I would like to thank anyone that helped that morning and for your kind thoughts and comments. I'm still very hurt and have many surgeries to go I will never be 100% again. It happened because I dropped my cigarette and bent down to pick it up. I wasen't drunk or under any influence just came from breakfast with a few family friends. If I could take a split second back in my life that would be it. I'm just glad the two girls are ok. Very sorry they got hurt from my mistake. I've lost almost 100 lbs and I am in constant pain even with meds nothing helps but it's my own fault.
Jason Zifchock November 18, 2011 at 01:27 AM
This is Jason and I couldn't bring myself to even look up any info. on accident. I would like to thank you for your kind comment. I died a few times that day and was in coma for 3 weeks and in hospital for 3 months. My insurance ran out so they sent me home still in bad shape but oh well. Just to stabilize me that day they removed my spleen and gall bladder and sewed my liver back up. total cost for me on that one day just to live was $450 thousand then had 12 more major surgeries and still not even close to ok. Don't mean to bring you down just wanted share a lil about what happened. thank you Kerri for you kind words they mean alot to someone who has no one.
Jackie January 28, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Don't worry Erin. He's not living with his pain anymore. Hope YOU'RE all warm and fuzzy now.
Jackie January 28, 2012 at 08:17 PM
A public forum isn't the way to discuss personal and tragic events. You're entitled to your opinion and it doesn't make you a bad person. I just don't agree with people slamming others in public; it isn't the right way to handle it.
DJ January 28, 2012 at 08:32 PM
@ Erin.... judging by your candid responses in prior post i now understand why you children have rebelled against you. RIP Jay..
Angie January 28, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Wow Erin, pat yourself on the back you dumb bitch. I hope you sleep well at night knowing your immature rant most likely attributed to what Jay did. What's wrong did he shun you in high school or something? I'm sorry your step daughter was in his truck but she made that CHOICE. Accidents happen, ALL the time. She could have been in YOUR car and something happen. Great energy you just sent into the Universe for yourself. Karma's a bitch just like you.
Lauren Costa (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM
My condolences to Jason's family and loved ones for their loss. However, please keep your commentary clean and respectful.
janice January 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM
I agree with angie...im sure her rant only made him feel worse..then he already did...he was a family member...maybe she should pay attention to where her kids are...rip jay
justin January 29, 2012 at 02:34 PM
I hung out with jay every week for the last few months. Anyone who has anything negative to say about my friend has to cross me. Hes a great guy and i will miss him. He deserves nothing but respect. He was a great guy. Let him rest in peace.
justin January 29, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Erin you make me sick. Grow up. I heard your kids despise you anyway. You disrespected my friend publicly. He knew his faults but the pain he has to deal with everyday was unbearable. Rest in peace to a great person......FU erin.
Kristin Wilds Verchot January 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
A young man and father lost his life way before his time. Regardless of the choices that Jay made, he has made two amazing boys. These boys will now have to grow up without a father and wonder why he is not there for the simple and important events in their lives. People need to stop the pissing match on here . You need to think about his boys growing up and "Googleing" information on their dad and reading this garbage on here dishonoring his memory. Think before you post on a public forum. It may feel good at the moment, but the consequences can last for a lifetime.
Joanne Thompson January 30, 2012 at 01:12 AM
well said kristin. It is all about my two beautiful nephews!!!! nothing else.
Lauren Costa (Editor) January 30, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Totally agree Kristin. Thank you for the post.
Erin Moniz January 30, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Kristen - You put it like it is. Thank you for making what matters stand out. I have deleted anything I would never want to have those children see & hope other people do too. My prayers and thoughts go out to those kids now and in the future
Mike Rudinsky January 31, 2012 at 12:08 AM
r.i.p jason zifchock
alicia May 01, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I will never forget this day. I am the 16 (now 17) year old girl who was in that truck. This day was by far the worst day of my life. It was the first day i met jay and i was put in a awkward situation. I do not blame him for all that happened to me, for the simple fact that it was my decision to go get in his car knowing the month before that 3 of my friends had just gotten into a HORRIBLE accident with a drunk driver. The only thing that upsets me is the fact that hed let 2 girls get in a car with him knowing that hes under influences and it could put them in danger. But heyy,, dont get me wrong. People make mistakes nd my mistake was just as big as mine his and ashleys that day. Its an life changing eexpierience and a lesson learned from that matter.
alicia May 01, 2012 at 03:04 AM
By 930 this morning i had a broken back, i was bleeding internally, and had cracked my forhead open. I hit my head so hard i had gotten a concusion. But that was mostly all because of my own stupidity. i wasnt wearing my shoulder strap to my seatbelt which caused me to break my back, and get all of my innjuries as a matter of fact. I even have a crease thats permenetly in my side from the seatbelt. It didnt cut me outside but it creased me nd cut my spleen open. After 8 days in the h
alicia May 01, 2012 at 03:11 AM
* after 8 days in the hospital and surgery; 8 longs days of no foor, only being able to wet my mouth with a sponge of water, and not showers or baths or anything i was used too, i was able to go home nd enjoy what i could of my summer, which i could hardly leave my house. I had to wear a back brace my whole summer. I dropped 36 lbs. From 138 to 102. And im finally at a healthy weight of 116 after a year later. I realize that i could have lost my life that day nd how many people it would have hurt, so therefore i learned my lesson. Like i said, i dont blame him for it all. I blame myself too. I should have knownn better. Im old enough to make my own decisions as others have stated above. I dont hate him or loook down on it because, you live and learn from your mistakes. *YOLO. You only live once. All i can do is make a comittment to myself to learn from this horrible HORRIBLE day. Finally as of march 5 2012 almost a year later my back is FULLLY healed. Lets just say that on the fourth of july i WILL NOT be leaving my house. I went by where the accident was saturday and there was still skid marks on the street. And i didnt remember being on tht streeet more than 5 houses downn.. and we were pretty far if you ask me. :/ oh well.. RIP JAY.
Lauren Costa (Editor) May 01, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Glad to hear you're recovering, Alicia!
alicia May 01, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Thanks.
Susan Lyons Stewart January 22, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I miss him every single day... We told his kids he died because of his accident which is true in many ways... Those kids talk about him all the time. They miss him so much...

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