Firefighters respond to two two-vehicle accidents

By: 
Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit

Punxsutawney firefighters responded to two two-vehicle accidents on Thursday, one on Hampton Avenue in Punxsutawney and the other on Route 119 and Snyder Hill Road in Young Township.

According to police, the first accident occurred at 11:13 a.m. when a Dodge minivan, driven by Merle Campbell of Punxsutawney, was exiting the Groundhog Plaza, turning left onto Hampton Avenue and into the path of a Ford Explorer, driven by Mary Weaver of Punxsutawney, which struck the right front fender of the minivan.

Police said that Weaver drove her vehicle off the right side of the road and in front of Wendy's window but did not strike the building.

A passenger in Campbell's van was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of minor injuries.

The passengers in Weaver's vehicle were not injured in the crash.

Punxsutawney Borough Police were assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Walker's and Brosius Towing.

Afterward, Punxsutawney firefighters had not completed washing one of their trucks when they received a call for another two-vehicle accident that occurred at noon at the intersection of Route 119 and Snyder Hill Road by Walmart.

According to reports at the scene, a white Chevrolet SUV was struck by a tow truck that was transporting another vehicle from a different accident.

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of unknown injuries.

The driver of the tow truck, along with a passenger in the Chevrolet, were not injured.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by Rebuck's South Side Service, Punxsutawney Fire Department, Punxsutawney Borough Police and Jefferson County EMS.
No further details were available regarding the second accident at Spirit press time

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