11-year-old bicyclist recovering from accident

An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with serious injuries he suffered when he was struck by a Subaru Outback while riding a bicycle on East Village Drive in Susquehanna Township about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone.

The boy, who was wearing a helmet, was traveling east on Village Drive in the right lane when he was struck from behind by a 2005 Subaru Outback driven by Christine Albert, of Trout Run, Mazzone said.

The juvenile, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was ejected from the bicycle and went airborne, landing in “the grass ditch on the south side of the road,” Mazzone said.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.

In another accident, Kayla Young, 29, of Muncy, and a passenger, Kaikie Rivera Martinez, 51, of Williamsport, were treated at UPMC Williamsport for injuries they suffered when their 2004 Oldsmobile Caravan went off the road and struck an embankment at Chippewa and Beacon Light roads in Muncy Township about 2:30 a.m. May 13, state Trooper Aaron Brown said.

Concerning another accident, pedestrian John Banzhaf, 65, of Williamsport, was treated at the hospital for injuries he suffered when he was struck by a westbound 2001 Pontiac Bonneville after he stepped in front of the vehicle from the curb in the Loyal Plaza along East Third Street about 4 p.m. on May 8, state Trooper Patrick Kineston said.

A woman driving the car, who Kineston did not identify, told the trooper she applied her brakes, but “was unable to stop on time.”

In another crash, Randall Stiger, 66, of Muncy, was treated at UPMC Muncy for injuries suffered when his pickup truck went off the road and struck some brush on Clarktown Road in Wolf Township about 4 p.m. on May 14, state Trooper Matthew Trick said.

In another crash, Alanta Doan, 18, of Jersey Shore, was treated at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital for injuries she suffered when her Jeep Cherokee went off the road and struck a tree on Route 973 in Watson Township about 2:10 p.m. on May 10, state Trooper William Jones said.


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