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Police Investigate Perry County Car Accident After Two Are Flown To Hospital

Posted Scott B. Cooper on Dec 19, 2012 in News


Posted on Dec 19, 2012

A Perry County man was in critical condition Wednesday morning and a 12-year-old girl injured after a two-vehicle crash in Perry County Tuesday night, December 18, 2012.  State police at Newport say Michael F. Maguire, 43, of New Bloomfield was traveling north in the 8200 block of Spring Road in Centre Township, Perry County, when at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday he struck a pickup truck that was stopped on the side of the roadway, having run out of gas.

The driver of the pickup, Dennis Keith Berstler, 58, of Elliottsburg, and a 12-year-old girl from Middletown who was a passenger in the car, were flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Berstler was in critical condition Wednesday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Brenda Lee Berstler, 43, of Middletown, was also a passenger in the pickup truck, police said. No other injuries were reported in the crash, according to police.

New Bloomfield EMS, fire company and fire police assisted at the scene.

State police are still investigating the crash.

If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania car accident or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident contact Schmidt Kramer Car Accident Lawyers at 717-888-8888 or 1-866-448-8999 and we will answer any questions you have about the Pennsylvania car accident and the legal rights you may have due to the personal injury and losses involving any Perry County car accident, especially if you may need a lawyer. Don't wait, call 8.



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