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Sheffield teen injured in accident

A Sheffield teenager was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday on Route 6.

According to Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jonathan Bires, Ludlow and Sheffield VFDs, Sheffield ambulance, and Kane Emergycare ambulance responded to the crash at 3:49 p.m. Sunday, in Sheffield Township near the McKean-Warren county line.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the driver of the truck was a 16-year-old Sheffield resident. Police did not identify the driver because of his age.

Bires said the truck was westbound when it left the north side of the road, “went through a ditch, up an embankment, becoming airborne. It then struck a rock and tree, flipping end for end.”

The vehicle came to rest on the north berm about 100 feet inside Warren County, he said.

The driver got himself out of the vehicle.

“Passersby assisted him until emergency personnel arrived,” Bires said. “The Kane ambulance treated him at scene, then transported him to a landing zone on Gibbs Hill Road where he was transferred to a Stat Medevac helicopter.”

Police said the driver was taken to UPMC Hamot with what appeared to be serious injuries.

Ludlow VFD established the landing zone, and Sheffield and Ludlow VFD members provided traffic control at the scene, Bires said. State police from both Lewis Run and Warren were involved at the scene. Johnson’s Towing of Weldbank removed the vehicle.

The scene was cleared and Route 6 reopened at 5:35 p.m.

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