No serious injuries in Ralpho accident
RALPHO TOWNSHIP - No serious injuries were reported Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle, weather-related accident on Route 54 near the intersection with Catman Hollow Road.
Ralpho Township police reported Logan Anderson, 19, of Wynn School Road, Elysburg, was driving west on Route 54 shortly after 10 a.m. when he lost control of his car on the slush-covered highway. Anderson's vehicle then crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck a sport utility vehicle operated by Christine A. Beasley, 43, of Hower Road, Danville.
Anderson was treated for a head injury by Elysburg paramedics at the scene. Beasley and her passenger, Sherry Achey, of Hower Road, Danville, were not injured.
An ambulance was summoned to assist a pregnant woman who was in labor and was delayed in traffic on Route 54 as a result of the crash. The woman was not involved in the accident. She was in a vehicle that had been stuck in traffic near All Saints Road, more than one mile uphill from the scene of the crash.
Assisting police at the scene were firefighters, paramedics and fire police from Elysburg and PennDOT employees.
Route 54 was closed for approximately 45 minutes to clear the vehicles and ice from the scene.