(AP) - Authorities say three teens and an adult remain hospitalized with injuries suffered when the portable football goal post they were moving touched an overhead power line in western New York.
The teens and the 28-year-old operator of a football camp at suburban Lancaster High School were injured Monday afternoon.
Lancaster Police Chief Gerald J. Gill Jr. says a 15-year-old boy who had to be resuscitated was the most seriously injured, but is recovering.
The other injured teens are 17 and 18. Hospital officials said Tuesday they couldn't provide information about their conditions without their names, which authorities haven't released.
Gill says Adam Tanalski, a former place-kicker for the University at Buffalo, is the injured adult. He's reported in serious condition at a hospital burn unit.
"What happened was an accident, so there's no theory of criminal liability, but with respect to civil liability, you would look first to the land owner, which is the Lancaster school district," says attorney Steve Boyd.
"You might look at the height of the power lines to see if they were at an appropriate height, and then you would look at the goal posts, why were they there, why were they moved, who directed it?"
Boyd says it's possible a guest organization may share liability, especially if it has separate coverage.
With regards to damage, Boyd says you'd have to take a look at the extent of damages. But for this case, it's too early to tell.
"If I told you I had burns, I'd ask you what did you burn? Did you burn your toe, your back, your face? We don't have any of that information, so it's impossible to put a pricetag until we learn the extent of the injuries," explains Boyd.