Jeep, truck collide head on in East Cameron Township
EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP - The driver of a Jeep Wrangler sustained minor injuries when the vehicle collided with a pick-up truck and nearly rolled down a steep embankment late Thursday afternoon on Boyle's Grove Road.
The man, who declined to give his name at the scene, was seen with minor scrapes and bruises on his face and head and a bandage around his right knee while AREA Services paramedics attended to him at approximately 5 p.m.
He was driving a Jeep Wrangler east at approximately 4:30 p.m. when Wes Harris, 32, of Trevorton, driving a red 2001 Chevrolet Silverado in the opposite direction, came around a curve.
Harris said the Jeep's driver was traveling too far out of his own lane. Both drivers swerved to avoid each other, but collided head-on.
The Jeep was off the roadway and its rear was down the steep embankment; the truck had stopped across both lanes. The front bumpers were entangled, and it appeared as if the truck kept the Jeep from sliding further down the hill.
The narrow road, which is covered in graffiti and is known locally as "Spraypaint Road," has no center dividing line and no guardrails.
In addition to two AREA Services ambulances, East Cameron Township Fire Company and Trooper Brian Ronk of state police at Stonington responded.