One-vehicle crash in Jones Township
LEWIS RUN — Seven people were taken to the hospital to be assessed for possible injuries following a one-vehicle crash at 10:28 a.m. Sunday on Route 219 near Burning Well Road in Jones Township, Elk County.
According to Lewis Run-based state police an SUV driven by Sisay Haile, 52, of Silver Spring, Md. was traveling south on Route 219 when it hit slush in the roadway. The vehicle began to slide, causing Haile to lose control of the vehicle and drive off the roadway, where it struck an embankment and then a utility pole. The vehicle then overturned an unknown amount of times and came to a final rest in the field on its roof.
The SUV sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene, according to police.
Haile, along with passengers Haleluya Gruga, 21, Tigist Sefr, 49, Thitna Gruga, 20, Yabisr Gruga, 18, an unnamed 16 year-old male and 15 year-old female, all of Silver Spring, Md. were transported to Penn Highlands St. Marys for an evaluation due to possible injuries.
No charges were filed and all occupants were reportedly wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Lancaster man cited following one-vehicle crash in Abbott Township
COUDERSPORT — A Lancaster man was cited following a one-vehicle crash at 11:45 p.m. Saturday on Club Hill Road in Abbott Township, Potter County.
According to Coudersport-based state police, a truck driven by Andrew Fridy, 32, was traveling southbound on Club Hill Road, when it drove off the right side of the roadway into an embankment. Once on the embankment, the truck struck a tree and reentered the roadway, rolling completely over.
Fridy, who was conscious, was extricated via mechanical means and flown to Gelsinger Medical Center in Danville, according to police. The severity of his injuries sustained in the crash were unknown at the time of the report.
Fridy was cited with failing to follow the law regarding driving on the right side of the roadway.