The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 31, 2013

Slippery roads send car into cow field

By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News

— DANVILLE – A car crashed into the fence around a cow field along Frosty Valley Road on Oct. 31, blocking up traffic on the road for about 45 minutes.

The driver, a young woman, was the only passenger and had only minor injuries after the accident, which occurred around 3:45 p.m. An identity for the driver was not available as of press time. She was taken by Danville Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, according to Mike Kull, chief of the Valley Township Fire Department. Kull said the accident was likely caused by slippery conditions along the winding, rural road. Police will charge her with failure to maintain a safe rate of travel, Kull said.

The woman had been driving east, towards Bloomsburg, when she lost control of her car and plowed into the fence. Her car turned sideways and came to a stop facing west. The vehicle was towed from the scene and traffic resumed as normal at around 4:30 p.m.

No cows were visible in the field, which is on a property near 113 Frosty Valley Road. The owner of the property was at the scene and declined to comment on the crash.

Kull said that accidents are a regular occurrence near this property and that this is the third time the fence to this field has been damaged by a car in the last year and a half. Last week, another accident happened along the road, though it didn’t hit the fence and did not result in injuries, he said.

Also responding were East End Fire Department, Washingtonville Fire Department and State Police from the Milton barracks.

 

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