Man identified who was flown from Wysox accident
WYSOX TOWNSHIP - State police have identified the man who was flown by emergency medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident Saturday in Wysox Township in which his vehicle came to rest on its driver's side.
The man who was flown was Martin Renzo Jr. of Burlington, said state Trooper Jeff Creedon.
Renzo, 77, "will be OK," Creedon said.
The accident occurred at 10:52 a.m. Saturday, as 42-year-old Scott Robinson of Sayre was driving a black Nissan Frontier pickup truck east on U.S. Route 6, state police said.
At the time, Renzo, who was operating a Ford Ranger pickup truck, was waiting to enter Route 6 from the Dandy Mini Mart's parking lot at the south side of the roadway, police said.
"For whatever reason, (Renzo) pulled in front of the black Nissan pickup truck" while attempting to make a left-hand turn from the parking lot onto the west-bound lane of Route 6, and the two vehicles collided," Trooper Creedon said.
Robinson swerved to the left in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid the collision, Creedon said.
Renzo was at fault for the accident, Creedon said.
Robinson told medical personnel at the scene that he did not need medical treatment, police said.
Robinson said he was wearing a seat belt.
Emergency responders had to use emergency power tools to extract Renzo from his vehicle, which had come to rest on its driver's side.
Renzo was no longer at Robert Packer Hospital on Monday, a hospital spokesperson said.
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