Police release information about recent crashes

State police this week released information on a series of area crashes that have occurred in the last month.

Devin C. Beamer, 27, of Williamsport, suffered major injuries when the pickup truck in which he was riding crashed on Route 14 in Lewis Township about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The truck, driven by Nicholas S. Heisley, 26, also of Williamsport, struck an embankment and overturned, police said. Heisley suffered moderate injuries. The two “fled into the woods after the crash,” police said.

Both men were taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, which does not provide patient condition reports to the media.

In another crash, Alyssa K. Bedison, 27, of Montoursville, suffered moderate injuries, as did Deborah A. Shearer, 41, of also of Montoursville, when Bedison’s car struck the rear of Shearer’s stopped SUV on Lycoming Mall Drive in Fairfield Township about 8:10 a.m. on Aug. 29, police said.

Both women were taken to the hospital.

Kathryn M. Bowman, 88, of Williamsport, was taken to the hospital to be treated for “major injuries” she suffered when she was struck by her own car at Palmer Hill Road and Bowman Lane about 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 26, police said.

The accident occurred moments after Bowman stepped out of her car. The car’s gear had not been placed in park and traveled backwards, striking Bowman, police said. She remained hospitalized Thursday, but no condition report was available.

Lori L. Underwood, 43, of Williamsport, was taken to the hospital for injuries she suffered when her car and an SUV driven by Leanne M. Young, of South Williamsport, collided at East Third Street and Tinsman Avenue about 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 22, police said.

A passenger in Young’s vehicle, Sheila M. Jarrett, 24, of Williamsport, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Concerning another accident, police this week identified the driver injured in a one-car crash on Route 654 in Bastress Township on Aug. 14 as 18-year-old Joshua J. Lorson, of South Williamsport. He was treated at the hospital for minor injuries he suffered when the car went over an embankment and overturned.