Woman Injured After Vehicle Slams into Residence in Sykesville Borough

SYKESVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Police say a local woman was injured after her vehicle slammed into the side of a residence in Sykesville Borough on Saturday evening.

According to DuBois-based State Police, the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, on Shaffer Street at its intersection with Doctor Fugate Drive, in Sykesville Borough, Jefferson County.

Police say 91-year-old Stella M. Yamrick, of Sykesville, was operating a 1991 Ford Tempo attempting to park on Shaffer Street when she was unable to put the vehicle in park, which caused a sudden forward movement. The vehicle then ran over a stop sign and struck the side of a nearby residence, causing property damage. It came to a final rest against the side of the residence.

Yamrick suffered suspected minor injuries and was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois by Sykesville Ambulance.

She was using a seat belt.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Jewell’s Towing.

Dusan Ambulance and Sykesville Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

PSP DuBois released the above report on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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