Accident in Wilkes-Barre leads to jaws-of-life extrication

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
A Ford Focus was flipped onto its roof during a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at North Washington and North streets in Wilkes-Barre. - Patrick Kernan | Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — A Thursday afternoon accident left a car flipped onto its roof, sending two people to area hospitals.

According to Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney, the jaws-of-life had to be used to extricate one of the individuals.

The accident occurred sometime after 1 p.m. at the corner of North Washington and North streets in the downtown area.

An officer on scene said a silver Ford Focus was traveling west on North Street when it came in contact with a blue Hyundai Elantra traveling south on North Washington. The officer said no witnesses saw the crash, and a determination of fault was pending.

The impact flipped the Focus onto its roof, trapping the driver inside, leading to the extrication.

Traffic was allowed to proceed west on North Street while crews cleaned up. Motorists traveling south on North Washington were diverted onto North Street.

A Ford Focus was flipped onto its roof during a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at North Washington and North streets in Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_accident-1.jpgA Ford Focus was flipped onto its roof during a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at North Washington and North streets in Wilkes-Barre. Patrick Kernan | Times Leader

By Patrick Kernan

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Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan