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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Galeton Man Moderately Injured When Truck Rolls Over Embankment

A Galeton man was flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Tuesday after crashing his pickup truck on Button Hollow Road, 1.3 miles east of Route 144 in West Branch Township.

Herman W. Gilbert, 82, of Galeton, PA, was driving a 1993 Ford F-150 XL pickup truck east on Button Hollow road when he came upon a slow moving excavator traveling in the same direction. He moved to the eastern edge of the road, waiting for an oncoming vehicle to pass the excavator and his pickup.

Gilbert apparently moved over a little too close to the edge of the roadway. He lost control of the vehicle and it rolled toward the passenger side of the vehicle and descended a 15 foot embankment, causing the truck to overturn onto it's roof at the bottom of the embankment where it came to rest.

Galeton Ambulance EMS personnel and Medics stabilized Gilbert who was not wearing a seat belt. He complained of severe head and neck pain and was transported from the scene to a landing zone at the Black Forest Snowmobile Club where he was flown by Life Net 7-7 medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital.

Gaines Garage of Gaines, PA, removed the vehicle from the scene. Members of Goodyear Hose Company and Germania Fire Company assisted troopers at the scene.

Gilbert was issued a warning for Careless Driving and Restraint Systems.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I like how it says fire co personnel assisted troopers, isn't it the other way around.