Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on I-80 in Washington Township

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a man was injured in a crash that occurred on Interstate 80 in Washington Township on Thursday.

According to DuBois-based State Police, the accident happened around 7:43 a.m. on April 1, on Interstate 80 eastbound just west of the 92.2 mile-marker in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

Police say 50-year-old Gopal Rasaily, of Akron, Ohio, was operating a 2014 Toyota RAV4, traveling eastbound on a straight stretch of the roadway when he lost control of his vehicle and exited the road on the north berm. The vehicle then began to spin counterclockwise and struck a guide rail end with the right side. It continued east after the impact for another 160 feet before coming to a final rest in the median, facing south.

Rasaily and his passengers, identified as 68-year-old Nanda R. Gajmer, of Akron, Ohio, and two juvenile females from Akron, Ohio, were all using seat belts.

Gopal suffered suspected minor injuries but was not transported.

No other injuries were reported.

The vehicle sustained disabling damages and was towed from the scene by Zimmerman’s Towing.

Dusan Ambulance Services and Falls Creek Fire Department also assisted at the scene.


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