One person was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital Thursday afternoon following a motor vehicle accident in Wyalusing Township.

Emergency responders were called to Route 6 in front of the Pen-Mart convenience store at about 3 p.m. Thursday for a two-car accident between a minivan and a red Smart car, said Adam Dietz, chief of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department. The van struck the car head-on, while the Smart car had driver side damage, Dietz said.

A passenger in the minivan was flown to the Sayre hospital for treatment from the baseball field next to the fire station, Dietz said. The department's usual landing zone, the Wyalusing Valley High School, was unusable because school was dismissing at the time of the accident, he said. The driver of the minivan was uninjured.

Firefighters had to extricate the male driver of the Smart car out of the vehicle, which took about 20 minutes, Dietz said. An ambulance transported the man to a local hospital, Dietz said.

Firefighters shut down Route 6 for about 40 minutes while working to extricate the driver, Dietz said.

State police continued to investigate the accident Thursday night, police said.

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