Two Men suffer Moderate Injuries in Rt. 44 Crash

Photo: Coudersport Fire Dept. Facebook page

HEBRON TWP. – Two men were taken to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and treated for moderate injuries following a crash along Route 44 in Hebron Township on Saturday, June 2.

Police say 27-year-old Dustin J. Small of Shinglehouse was driving south when he traveled off the side of the road and into a culvert. His 2000 Dodge Neon then crossed both of lanes of travel and eventually struck a utility pole with the driver’s side door, at which point the vehicle became airborne and spun in a counter-clockwise direction before coming to rest.

Photo: Coudersport Fire Dept. Facebook page

Police say Small, who was not wearing a seatbelt, had to be mechanically extricated from his vehicle. He was treated for moderate injuries, including a cracked vertebrae, and was later released.

His passenger, 28-year-old Gary R. Jordan, of Shinglehouse, was also treated for moderate injuries and released. Police say Jordan was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Small will be charged for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

Kightlinger Motors of Coudersport towed the vehicle from the scene.

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