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Pedestrian Taken To Geisinger After Being Hit In Car Accident

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Sep 12, 2012 in News

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

A Mahanoy City woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Tuesday morning and flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment.

Catherine Ambrose, 85, a resident at the Mahanoy Elderly High Rise, 10 W. Centre St., was crossing north in the first block of East Centre Street using a walker when she was struck by a Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Samantha Frye, 28, of 106 Hazle St., Delano. The accident occurred at 9:04 a.m.

Mahanoy City emergency medical personnel and Shenandoah paramedics treated Ambrose at the scene before she was taken to the helicopter.

Borough police Chief Mark Wiekrykas and Pennsylvania State Police Trooper John Minalda, an accident reconstructionist at the Frackville station, investigated the accident as borough police, Minalda and Wiekrykas measured the impact area where Ambrose came to rest on the street. Both will work jointly on the report.

"Both the pedestrian and the truck had a green light. The investigation is continuing to determine the exact position of the pedestrian in relation to the crosswalk and any other factors," Wiekrykas said.

"She was conscious and alert the whole time I was there. I actually witnessed it happen. I was three cars back on the other side of the intersection. I heard the thump and watched her fall from the impact," he said.

A Geisinger nursing supervisor said Ambrose remained in serious condition as of Tuesday night.

If you have been injured in a car accident or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Pennsylvania car accident contact Central Pennsylvania based Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers, with offices in Harrisburg and Camp Hill, and we will answer any questions you have about the accident and the legal rights you may have due to the personal injury and losses. 


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