Responders rush to vehicle accident with entrapment
OLIVER TOWNSHIP — Both drivers and a passenger were injured following a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 5:41 p.m. on Route 36 just north of Aber Road Monday in Oliver Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred when a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Justin T. August, 22, slid on the snow-covered roadway and crossed over into the southbound lane where it struck head on a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Mickey I. Harris, which was traveling in the southbound lane.
Police said that Harris and a juvenile passenger were taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of their unknown injuries. Police said they were both wearing seat belts.
According to police, August was transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for his injuries, after being extricated from his vehicle by rescue crews, and he was not wearing a seat belt.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company, the Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Company and the Lindsey Fire Company and Jefferson County EMS.