Motorcyclist Struck by SUV on East Third Street

July 27, 2011

Motorcyclist Struck by SUV on East Third Street – PSP Montoursville report that a Pennsdale motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries after he was struck from behind on July 15. Gary L. Harmon Jr., 37, was transported by ambulance to the Williamsport Hospital for treatment he sustained as he was traveling east on East Third Street. As Harmon slowed his 2003 Honda motorcycle down to make a right hand turn at the Old Montoursville Road intersection, he was rear ended by a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Mark Dietrick, 44, of Ralston. After impact, the motorcycle slid through the intersection on its side past the westbound lane of travel and came to rest in the grass along the shoulder of the westbound lane. After rear-ending the motorcycle, Dietrick continued to travel through the intersection in the grass field that separates East Third Street and Route 180. Dietrick was wearing a seatbelt during the time of crash and did not sustain injuries; however, Harmon was not wearing a helmet, Trooper Brandon Schrawder said.

Hit-and-Run in Loyalsock Township – PSP Montoursville say a driver fled the scene after striking another vehicle from behind on July 15. Trooper Brandon Schrawder said Jacquelyn Newlen, 26, of Lock Haven, was not injured when she was rear-ended shortly before 12:30 a.m. as she was at a stop in the left turn lane of East Third Street. Newlen was stopped behind another vehicle, waiting to make a left turn when it was hit from behind, Schrawder said. When Newlen pulled off of East Third Street into the old Faxon Lumber Building, the other driver kept traveling, making a left hand turn at the red light before disappearing.

Lamar PSP Investigate Injury-Sustaining Crash – PSP Lamar continue their investigation of a crash which injured both drivers on Monday, July 25 in Grugan Township, Clinton County. Trooper A.M. Sheridan said the crash, which occurred around 11 a.m., involved two Peterbilt 879 models. Police were not notified of the crash until nearly 3 hours afterwards, Sheridan said. Both drivers, a male and female, sustained injuries, but were not present at the crash site, he said.

Crews from local fire departments and emergency personnel responded to the following incidents on Tuesday, July 26:
•    4:29 a.m., fire alarm, 4 Girton Drive, Clinton Township; township dispatched.
•    2:12 p.m., vehicle accident, intersection of Fourth Avenue and High Street, Williamsport; city Bureau of Fire and MICU1-91 responded.
•    5:44 p.m., vehicle accident, intersection of High and Cherry streets, Williamsport; city Bureau of Fire and MICU1-91 dispatched.
•    10:52 p.m., fire alarm, 798 West Edwin Street, Williamsport; city Bureau of Fire and MICU1-91 responded.
•    10:52 p.m., smoke odor, 1232 Pennsylvania Avenue, Loyalsock Township; township and MICU18 dispatched.

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