LTPD Reports Accident on Washington Avenue

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Police Department reported an accident that resulted in a number of injuries.

According to police a Clearfield man was operating a Ford F-350 when he went into the oncoming lane of travel on Washington Avenue. A Clearfield woman driving a Honda attempted to avoid a collision by swerving to the left. The Clearfield man swerved back into his lane of travel, causing a near-head-on collision.

The Clearfield woman was transported to Clearfield Hospital by Clearfield Emergency Medical Services. Three children in her vehicle suffered major injuries and were transported to Pittsburgh for treatment. A fourth child was unharmed.

Alcohol is a suspected factor with the driver of the truck. He was taken for blood testing following the incident. The state police accident reconstruction team from Punxsutawney are assisting the LTPD in their investigation.

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