Corsica Woman Injured in Three Vehicle Accident in Venango County

car-accident-graphic-5254_jpg_475x310_q85CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police responded to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 322 and Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

Police say this crash occurred around 12:40 p.m. January 7, as 82-year-old Lloyd Stephens, of Cranberry, was traveling west on SR 322 in a 2004 Buick Park Avenue behind two other vehicles.

The first vehicle was a 2011 Ford Escape driven by 62-year-old Candy Skitka, of Erie. The second was a 2001 Buick Century driven by 18-year-old Nathaniel Forrest, of Corsica.

An unknown vehicle was traveling in the same direction as the others when it braked, attempting to make a left turn into the Allegheny Bike Trail area.

Skitka and Forrest braked their vehicles as they were traveling down the hill. Stephens failed to apply the brakes soon enough and impacted Skitka’s vehicle in its rear-end.

The impact caused Skitka’s vehicle to impacted Forrest’s vehicle.

Stephens sustained no injuries in the crash but his front seat passenger, 82-year-old Janet Stephens sustained moderate injuries to her lower extremities.

The back seat passenger of Stephens’ vehicle, 82-year-old James Mullen, sustained minor injuries to his lower extremities.

Both front airbags were deployed in Stephens’ vehicle.

Janet Stephens was transported to UPMC Northwest by Community Ambulance.

Skitka, her one passenger, and Forrest sustained no injuries.

Stephens’ vehicle and Skitka’s vehicle were towed from the scene by Venango Towing.

Seneca Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.


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