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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Austin Man Gets Minor Injuries In Wednesday Crash

Schumacher Hurt In Crash
State Police and Austin Fire Department and ambulance responded to a one car accident on Wednesday afternoon , 2 1/2 miles south of Austin on Route 872, in Portage Township, where injuries were reported.


David H. Schumacher, 68, Austin, PA, suffered minor injuries.

Schumacher was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD south on Rt. 872. He was attempting to negotiate a left hand curve when he lost control of the vehicle. The car left the travel portion of the roadway for about 200 feet through snow along the western edge of the roadway. It then traveled over a rise in the terrain, going airborne for about 8 feet. Landing on the western edge of the highway, it went another 100 feet before impacting a tree at the 12:00 o'clock position.

Schumacher was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries in the crash. He was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Austin Volunteer Ambulance. Commenters reported he is ok on Thursday, but sore.

Troopers said he will be charged with (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

Austin Volunteer Fire Department maintained traffic control at the scene while troopers completed their investigation.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Just good to know you're O.K. Dave!

Anonymous said...

i dont under stand something every accident reported in the paper and on this web site the driver has been charged with unsafe driving how does the police know that everyone of these drivers was driving at an unsafe speed i think it is just a easy way for psp to write damn tickets

Anonymous said...

maybe then 2:56 you should leave your family for 6 months to get the training, work day and night in all kinds of weather, risk your life for others and then think about the "easy way!"

Solomon's words for the wise said...

It certainly would make even the simplest of people suspect that you may have been going too fast for conditions when we find your car upside down, in the ditch, or wrapped around a pole, or having knocked down a no passing sign while completing a pass. There are days when there is no speed that is safe for the conditions and you should have stayed home.I think our troopers are qualified to make those decisions whether to ticket or not.

Anonymous said...

he needs a fine

Anonymous said...

Safe speed = car on road & rubber side down.

Anonymous said...

You are so right Jim, I came home from Austin last night from Austin and the roads were not the best, I guess I was not driving fast enough for the person behind me, I pulled over along side the road and let him go by where I felt safe enough to drive a descent speed for the road conditions and by the grace of God I returned home. Debbie

Anonymous said...

That's where they get ya in the winter.. they (depending on who YOU are) can apply the *too fast for conditions* rule ....

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that all of a sudden Jim has become an armchair psp, emt, counselor, editor in cheif and all the other self-proclaimed titles you have given yourself. pretty soon you'll be as good as the don! get a room upstairs at the critt and write your columns from there - with him! yippeee!!