Two-Car Crash on Route 28, Two People Injured

ROSE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say around 2:30 p.m. on October 3, a two-car accident occurred on State Route 28, at its intersection with Walk Way, in Rose Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, 56-year-old Bertha J. Rose, of Curwensville, and 65-year-old Gary Cable, of Brookville, were involved in the collision.

Police say Cable brought his 2013 Chevrolet Sonic to a stop within the northbound travel lane of SR 28 in response to the activated yellow flashing lights of a school bus. It was coming to a stop within the southbound lane of SR 28 at or near Walk Way.

Rose was traveling north on SR 28 and observed the school bus with activated lights, but for unknown reasons, she was unable to get her 2007 Chevrolet Impala stopped before colliding with the rear of the Chevrolet Sonic, according to police.

Both cars were subsequently disabled withing the northbound travel lane of SR 28.

Rose and two passengers, 32-year-old Bobbi J. Reitz, of DuBois, and a two-year-old male, were using seat belts.

Rose and Reitz suffered minor injuries.

The toddler was not injured.

Jefferson County EMS transported all three individuals to Brookville Hospital, according to police.

Cable was using a seat belt and was not injured.

Rose was charged with a traffic violation.

Pine Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department; Jefferson County EMS; and McPherson Towing assisted at the scene.


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