Motorcyclist Injured When Deer Strikes Motorcycle in Sharon Township

One person was injured when a deer hit a motorcycle in Potter County’s Sharon Township on Saturday, June 11th.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Coudersport in a report, 50-year-old Steven E. Davis of Fleetwood, PA, was driving a 2014 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe in a north direction on SR 44. A white tail deer that was hidden in tall brush ran onto the roadway and hit the motorcycle’s left side. The crash occurred on Stevens Street about 1,345 feet to the west of Legion Road at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Davis’s left leg was injured by the impact of the deer. He was taken to Olean General Hospital via Shinglehouse EMS. The severity of his injuries is not known at this time. The motorcycle did not need to be towed from the scene.

Two Injured, One Seriously, in DUI Suspected Delmar Township Crash

Two people were injured, one seriously, in an accident that occurred Wednesday, May 8th, in Delmar Township.

According to police, 20-year-old Michael S. Hockenberry of Wellsboro was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado in a north direction on Dantz Run Road at speeds that were considered to be unsafe. Hockenberry lost control of the vehicle when he tried to drive along a curve in the road. The vehicle spun around before traveling across the road. The vehicle moved to the berm and hit a tree. The vehicle was still rotating when Hockenberry was thrown from the vehicle through the passenger window. Then, the vehicle rolled over. The vehicle traveled for about 60 feet down an embankment and rested in a wooded area. The crash occurred at about 2:05 a.m.

Hockenberry, who was not wearing his seat belt, was seriously injured. He was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital to be treated. Hockenberry’s passenger, 28-year-old James D. Akeley of Covington, had minor injuries. Akeley was wearing his seat belt. Hockenberry was charged with a moving violation, and he might also face other charges. Police suspect alcohol may have contributed to the crash. The Tioga Freedomist extends our thoughts and prayers to the families of the injured.

Car Hits Deer in Delmar Township, No Injuries

No one was injured when a car hit a deer in Delmar Township on Saturday, June 11th, 2016.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield in a report, 27-year-old Robert Huba of Union, NJ was driving a 2006 Hyundai Sonata in a north direction on the right lane of travel of SR 287. The car hit a deer that ran out onto the roadway. The crash occurred about 525 feet to the south of Sweet Briad Road at approximately 5:10 a.m.

Huba, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured in the crash. The car had disabling damage.

Vehicle Enters Tioga River in One Vehicle Crash, No Injuries

A Tioga teen was uninjured when the vehicle he was driving entered the Tioga River on Wednesday, June 8th.

According to police, the 16-year-old male was driving a 2005 Pontiac Montana in a south direction on State Route 287. After the teen fell asleep, the vehicle veered off the roadway and traveled onto a grass berm. The vehicle traveled for approximately 180 feet. Then, the vehicle hit some trees and entered the river. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle. The vehicle became fully submerged after the driver got out. The crash happened at about 4:20 p.m.

The driver faces a careless driving violation.

 

Emporium Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Norwich Township Crash

An Emporium man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred in McKean County’s Norwich Township on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Coudersport in a report, 25-year-old Daniel T. Hutton was driving a 2000 Suzuki Katana in a south direction on Gardeau Road. Hutton tried to slow down upon seeing a north traveling vehicle. Hutton pushed down on the break too hard which caused the front tire to lock up. Then, the motorcycle traveled off the west side of the road before striking a ditch. The motorcycle began sliding and rolling in a south direction down the ditch. The motorcycle rolled over Hutton at least two times. Hutton rested about 100 feet south of the initial impact site. The motorcycle rested about 120 feet to the south of the initial impact site. Specifically, the crash occurred on T470 about 1,362 feet to the north of an unnamed street at about 6:13 p.m.

Hutton, who was wearing his helmet, was taken to UPMC Altoona via Austin EMS and Mercy Flight. His injuries were likely serious. Hutton was charged with a moving violation. The Austin Fire Department, the Emporium Fire Department, and the Port Allegany Fire Department also helped at the scene. The Tioga Freedomist extends our thought and prayers to the family of the injured.

Kane Teen Seriously Injured in Lafayette Township Rollover Crash

Photo by the Lafayette Twp. Vol. Fire/Rescue Department on Facebook
Photo by the Lafayette Twp. Vol. Fire/Rescue Department on Facebook

One person was seriously injured when a vehicle left the ground before overturning in Lafayette Township on Monday, June 6th, 2016.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Kane in a report, 18-year-old Damon T. Davis of Kane was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am in a west direction on Town Line Road. Davis lost control of the vehicle while he was trying to negotiate a left hand turn. The vehicle started to exit the roadway on the north side. After Davis over-corrected, the vehicle nearly went into a ditch located on the road’s south side. Davis over-corrected once more, and the vehicle traveled across the roadway and hit an embankment. Then, the vehicle left the ground and rolled over. The crash occurred on Town Line Road close to where it intersects with Forestery Road 316 at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Davis was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mt. Jewett EMS. His injuries are likely serious. Davis was not wearing his seat belt. Davis’s passenger, a 17-year-old from Kane, was not injured. He was also not wearing his seat belt. Davis was charged with a moving violation. The Lafayette Fire Department and Buzzards also helped at the scene. The Tioga Freedomist extends our thoughts and prayers to the family of the injured.

 

Two Vehicle Williamsport Collision Injures Two

Two people were injured when a Jeep collided with a car in Williamsport on Monday, June 6th.

35-year-old Nicole Caputo of Williamsport was driving a Jeep Liberty in the area of Mulberry Street and Washington Boulevard. Donald Karaffa of Loyalsock Township was driving a car in the same area when the two vehicles collided at approximately 10:15 a.m. After the vehicles collided, the Jeep Liberty rolled over.

According to police, Caputo and her passenger, a 2-year-old girl, had minor injuries. They were both taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment. Karaffa is not believed to have been injured.

Van Crashes into Williamsport Home, One Injured

A van crashed into a Williamsport residence on Saturday, June 4th.

According to the Old Lycoming Township Police Department, a 17-year-old female was driving the van which crashed into a home located at 64 Grimesville Road at around half past 11:00 p.m. Corey and Drema Hall are the owners of the home. The foundation and front porch were both damaged in the crash.

According to a Sun-Gazette report, some pipes that carry water to the home were broken in the crash. Corey Hall told the Sun-Gazette that he swiftly turned the water off. The girl, who was injured, was taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center via ambulance. Her injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

One Seriously Injured in ATV Crash at Potter County Family Campground

One person was seriously injured in an ATV accident that occurred at the Potter County Family Campground in Coudersport on Friday, June 3rd.

Police responded to the scene at about 10:13 p.m. According to the Sweden Township Police Department, the person who was operating the ATV is from North Tonawanda, NY. The victim was traveling on Irish Farm Road close to Sky Top Road. After losing control of the ATV, the victim was thrown from the vehicle.

When police arrived, the victim was in a cabin at the campground. He was taken to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital where he was interviewed. The victim was arrested for a suspected DUI, and police took a blood draw so they could determine what the BAC was. The victim’s injuries were considered traumatic, and he was flown to Erie County Medical Center for further treatment.

Police are continuing to investigate. Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association’s Medic 6 also helped at the scene. The Tioga Freedomist extends our thoughts and prayers to the family of the injured.

Tractor Trailer Hits Trees Head-On in Wetmore Township, One Injured

One person was injured when a tractor trailer hit trees head-on in McKean County’s Wetmore Township on Tuesday, May 31st.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Kane in a report, 57-year-old Gary P. Reesman of Rimersburg, PA, was was driving a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia in a north direction on SR 66. As Reesman neared T319/Pennsylvania Avenue, he failed to drive along a left bend in the roadway. The tractor trailer went of the east berm before traveling down a small embankment. Then, the tractor trailer hit several trees head-on as well as from its left side. The tractor trailer rested in a north direction. The crash occurred about 300 feet to the north of T319 at approximately 11:47 p.m.

Reesman, who was wearing his seat belt, had injuries that were likely minor. He was treated at the scene by Kane EMS. The tractor trailer had disabling damage, and it was towed from the scene by Big Dog Heavy Duty Recovery & Repair. Reesman was charged with a moving violation.