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No injuries in Route 119/Riker’s Road crash

November 22, 2011

This 1999 Oldsmobile 88 driven by Rick Sherry, 50, Punxsutawney, struck a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 16-year-old female from Punxsutawney who pulled in front of Sherry’s vehicle Monday on Route 119, Bell Township. (Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

BELL TOWNSHIP — There were no injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:15 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Route 119 and Rikers Road, Bell Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 16-year-old female from Punxsutawney was stopped at the stop sign on Rikers Road facing west, waiting to make a left turn onto Route 119.

Police said she failed to see a 1999 Oldsmobile 88 driven by Rick Sherry, 50, Punxsutawney, and pulled out onto Route 119 in front Sherry’s vehicle, which was traveling north.

According to police, Sherry’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of the juvenile’s vehicle.

Police said there were no injuries, and the juvenile driver was cited for not yielding to traffic at a stop sign. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company and Jefferson County EMS.

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