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Driver Life Flighted following entrapment

Local crash occurred at Third and Main Streets

LEWISTOWN — A driver was injured and had to be flown by Life Flight due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Third and Main streets Tuesday afternoon in Lewistown Borough.

Lewistown Fire Chief Bob Barlett said the driver of a Mazda truck traveling on Third Street struck a Saturn sedan that was passing through the intersection at Main Street.

The driver of the sedan was trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed by volunteers from the borough’s three fire companies and personnel from Fame EMS. Barlett said the rescue took about 20 minutes, during which time the car’s seat had to be displaced and the roof of the vehicle removed to access the victim.

There were no other injuries, he said. Identities of the parties involved in the accident were not released.

Fame transported the injured driver to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital to be flown to another unspecified hospital. According to emergency radio transmissions, the patient was classified as “Class 1” or having life-threatening injuries.

City Hook and Ladder remained on scene to clean debris from the sidewalk and roadway, assisted by the borough’s street sweeper.

Along with Fame and City, Brooklyn and United fire companies responded, as well as Lewistown Police Department and Lewistown Fire Police.

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