78-Year-Old Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on Route 28

car-accident-graphic-5254_jpg_475x310_q85-300x225ROSE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say around 6:35 p.m. on June 19, a two-vehicle accident occurred on State Route 28, near Seneca Trail, in Rose Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, 78-year-old George C. Hunter, of Middletown, CT, and 18-year-old Jacob R. Dougherty, of Fairmount City, were involved in the collision.

Police say this crash occurred as a 2009 Nissan Xterra, driven by Dougherty, was traveling south on SR 28 near Seneca Trail, and a 2013 Ford Fusion, driven by Hunter, was situated off the roadway.

Hunter was attempting to make a left turn onto SR 28 when he entered into the path of Dougherty, according to police.

The Nissan struck the Ford’s left front portion of the vehicle causing the Ford to spin clockwise until coming to a final rest facing west in the north lane of travel, police say.

Upon impact with the Ford, the Nissan entered into the northern lane of travel and exited the eastern berm, striking the embankment where it came to a final rest, partially on the embankment, according to police.

Hunter suffered minor injuries.

A passenger in his vehicle, 71-year-old Mildred V. Hunter, of Middletown, CT, was not injured.

Dougherty and his passenger, 18-year-old Mary E. Adams, of Hawthorne, were not injured.

Both drivers and their passengers were using seat belts.

Hunter was charged with a traffic violation.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene by MacPherson’s Towing.

Pinecreek Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS assisted at the scene.


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