A Warren man was flown by emergency helicopter to an Erie hospital following a two-vehicle crash at 2:53 p.m. Monday on Route 6 in Clarendon.
According to Warren-based state police, witnesses said a westbound 2011 Ford SUV crossed the double center lines and drifted into the path of a eastbound 2004 Mack dump truck. Police said the accident occurred 180 feet south of Terrace Haven Drive.
The driver of the SUV Andrew Franklin, 30, of Warren was flown to UPMC Hamot, Erie, for treatment of "extensive injuries," police said. Two children in the SUV a three-year-old female and a one-year-old male were properly restrained and were not injured, according to police.
Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry
A dump truck missing its front tires sits in the berm of the eastbound lane of Route 6 in Clarendon after it was involved in a head-on, two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon.
Police said Arthur Estus II, 43, Sheffield, who was driving the dump truck, was uninjured.
According to police, the vehicles struck "in the 11 o'clock position." Police said Franklin's vehicle spun counter-clockwise and traveled off the north edge of the roadway, coming to rest facing southeast. Estus' vehicle traveled approximately 100 feet before stopping on the berm of the eastbound lane.
In addition to the state police, agencies with personnel and equipment on the scene included: Clarendon, Sheffield, Glade, Cherry Grove, and Russell volunteer firefighters, EmergyCare and City of Warren ambulance, STAT MedEvac, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Warren County All-Hazards Team.
Glade responded with a rescue unit and Amkus hydraulic rescue tool responders used to pry and cut apart the passenger compartment of the SUV.
DEP and the All-Hazards Team evaluated and cleaned up a minor diesel fuel spill that resulted from the crash.
Route 6 was closed between Terrace Haven Drive and School Street until after 5 p.m.
Clarendon and Sheffield fire police directed passenger traffic north and tractor trailers south of the crash.
Police said Franklin faces a charge of roadways laned for traffic.