Road Conditions Cause One-Car Crash in Burnside Township

BURNSIDE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a one-car accident occurred on Friday afternoon on State Route 286, in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

According to police, around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 53-year-old Michael Pearce, of Glen Campbell, was traveling eastbound on Route 286 (Dowler Highway) in Burnside Township. The roadway was wet due to light snowfall.

Police say Pearce’s 2005 Toyota Scion TC car was traveling too fast for road conditions and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

The car veered out of its lane and impacted snow along the south side of the roadway. It then crossed back into the opposing westbound travel lane and exited the roadway in a northern direction and impacted a ditch and an embankment. Then, it continued along the northern side of the roadway striking a small pine tree before coming a final rest.

Pearce was using a seat belt and was not injured.

He was charged with a traffic violation.

Scott’s Auto towed the car from the scene.


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