Two women were involved in separate crashes on Thursday, April 18, within a radius of just a mile, according to press releases received from state police.

The first crash occurred at 11:24 a.m. on Wyalusing/New Albany Road about 100 yards southwest of the intersection with Paradise Road in Terry Township.

Alma K. Alvarado, 26, of Sugar Run sustained major injuries during the crash after her 1995 Tracker traveled off the roadway and into the western berm. When Alvarado attempted to return to the road, the vehicle flipped onto its left side and then onto its roof before coming to rest in the southbound lane, police said.

Alvarado was transported by Memorial EMS to Towanda Memorial Hospital for further medical attention.

Memorial Hospital, when asked for a condition report on Alvarado, stated she was not in the hospital as of Monday night.

Alvarado was ticketed with a traffic violation for the incident.

Just six hours later, on Woods Road, off of Wyalusing/New Albany Road in Wilmot Township, Dana L. Beyer, 44, of Wyalusing also sustained major injuries during a one car accident.

Beyer was traveling south on Woods Road when she lost control negotiating a sharp right hand turn. At the time of the accident the road was covered heavily with dirt.

Beyer's 2013 Toyota Highlander traveled off the east side of the road, struck a tree, rolled on its roof and then landed on a fence. Beyer was initially transported by Memorial EMS before being flown by helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

As of Monday night, Robert Packer Hospital listed Beyer in fair condition.

Beyer was also ticketed with a traffic violation.

At the time of the accidents, both women were wearing their seat belts, police said.

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