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Juvenile driver treated for injuries after vehicle rollover

July 27, 2011

The 17-year-old female driver of this 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer lost control around 5 p.m. while traveling at a high rate of speed, which caused it to roll onto its side on Young Road, Young Township, police said. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old girl was transported to the hospital for injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle accident on Young Road Tuesday.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, witnesses saw the female juvenile driving a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer around 5 p.m. west on Young Road at a high rate of speed.

Police said her vehicle struck the embankment on the west side of the road, which caused the vehicle to spin clockwise and roll onto the driver’s side.

According to police, the driver was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries by Jefferson County EMS.

Police said the driver was cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Police were assisted at the scene by Elk Run and Central fire companies and Rebuck’s South Side Service.

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