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Dog causes accident

AUSTIN – Gregory J. Barger, 24, of Austin was charged with (not) Driving Vehicle at a Safe Speed, Obstruction of Driving View or Mechanism, and Registration Card to be Signed and Exhibited on Demand as the result of an accident that occurred on Route 872 Thursday, October 14 at 4:15 pm. Police report that Barger was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier south on Route 872 when his dog jumped onto his arm causing him to veer to the right. Barger attempted to correct the vehicle but overcompensated and subsequently swerved into the northboound lane before exiting the roadway and continuing down the berm of the road and striking a concrete drain. Barger’s vehicle then continued traveling south until it came to a final resting place facing in a south-southeast direction. Barger, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered moderate injuries as a result of the accident. Austin volunteer fire department and Kightlinger Motors assisted at the scene.

Hit and run driver identified

SUMMIT TWP. – State Police report that they have identified the driver of a a hit-and-run accident that occurred on October 7 at 4:30 pm. The crash occurred as an unidentified vehicle was attempting to turn around on Route 44 (Cherry Springs Road), utilizing a private driveway located at 1017 Cherry Springs Road in Summit Township, when the vehicle struck a mailbox on the northern shoulder of the road. Police later discovered that the vehicle was a construction vehicle working for IA Construction. The damaged mailbox was subsequently replaced by the construction company.

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One Comment

  1. Kristen says:

    There ARE doggie carseats! I think it should be the law. Perfect example why, right here!

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