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Some wrecks show winter’s not quite over

February 27, 2012

Sunday, this white Saturn was traveling on McHugh Avenue, Young Township, when it was struck by a Chevrolet Blazer. The driver of the Saturn was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of minor injuries, police said. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

GASKILL TOWNSHIP — Just for proof that winter is not over, there were numerous accidents over the weekend, many dealing with snow-covered and icy road conditions.

A Punxsutawney man had to be extricated from his vehicle following a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:35 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Cloe Lake Road and Lipp Road, Gaskill Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2004 Buick Rendevous driven by Gregory R. Duncan, 23, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Cloe Lake Road when he drove off the road to the left and struck a tree at the Lipp Road intersection.

Members of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company and Central Fire Department spent over half an hour freeing Duncan from the twisted wreckage with the Jaws of Life.

Duncan was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of moderate injuries.

Duncan's vehicle was towed from the scene by Brosius Towing.

• Punxsutawney Borough Police investigated a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:46 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Clark Street and Hampton Avenue.

According to police, a 1989 Toyota Camry driven by Domingo Vega, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 119 when he slid on the snow while attempting a right turn onto Clark Street and struck the curb.
Police said Vega was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of unknown injuries.

Police were assisted at the scene by the members of the Central Fire Department.

• A Mahaffey man suffered moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 12:38 p.m. Saturday on Route 36, Bell Tonwship, Clearfield County.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 1995 Geo Tracker driven by Nicholas P. Dussault, 20, Mahaffey, was traveling south on Route 36 near Bowser Lumber when he failed to negotiate a downhill left-hand curve on the wet roadway.

Police said Dussault’s vehicle traveled from the southbound lane across to the northbound travel lane and struck a ditch.

According to police, Dussault's vehicle came to rest approximately eight feet off the roadway as the entire front portion of his vehicle struck the ditch.

Police said Dussault was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Mahaffey EMS for treatment of moderate injuries.

According to police, Dussault's vehicle was towed from the scene by Smitty's Towing Service.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Mahaffey Fire Department.

Police said Dussault was charged with driving on roadways that are laned for traffic, and he was not wearing a seatbelt.

• Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police investigated a two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. Sunday on McHugh Avenue, Young Township.

According to police, a 2002 Saturn driven by Veronica R. Lingenfelter, 22, Punxsutawney, was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Kim M. Dobich, 51, Punxsutawney, causing disabling damage to the Saturn.
Police said Lingenfelter was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of minor injuries.

The Saturn was towed from the scene by South Side Service; the Blazer was driven from the scene.

Police were assisted at the scene by Lindsey Fire Company.

• Police investigated a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:15 p.m. Friday on Route 286, Glen Campbell.

According to police, a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Ricky C. Thompson, 47, Mahaffey, was traveling east on Route 286 and, for unknown reasons, left the roadway on the southern berm and traveled 40 feet on the berm before encountering an embankment.

Police said after encountering the embankment, Thompson's vehicle became airborne, struck a utility pole and overturned several times, before coming to final rest on its wheels facing northwest.

According to police, Thompson was transported to Indiana Regional Medical Center by Citizens Ambulance Service for treatment of unknown injuries.

Police said Thompson's vehicle was towed from the scene by Smitty's Towing.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Glen Campbell and Commodore volunteer fire companies.

When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
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