Passenger flown after truck lands in creek in Sullivan County
A 17-year-old female was transported by emergency medical helicopter to a local hospital Friday after the pickup truck she was in traveled down a steep embankment and came to rest in a creek in Forks Township in Sullivan County, police said.
The one-vehicle accident occurred as a 17-year-old male, who was driving the pickup truck east on Overton Road, lost control of the vehicle on a left curve, according to the state police at Laporte.
The vehicle went off the south side of the road, traveled through a yard and down a steep embankment, and came to rest in Black Creek, police said.
The pickup, a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 model, struck several trees while traveling down the embankment, police said.
A female, who was a passenger in the vehicle, suffered a head injury and was transported by emergency medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, police said. She was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred, state police said.
Another 17-year-old female passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to a local hospital, according to police, who added that they did not know the extent of her injuries.
The driver was wearing a seat belt, police said. He refused medical treatment at the scene, but was driven to a local hospital by a friend, police said.
State police said they are continuing to investigate the accident, which occurred at 12:30 p.m. near the intersection with North Black Creek Road, less than a mile from the Bradford County line, police said.
The state police did not release the names of the people who were involved in the accident, because they are all under 18 years of age.
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