Vehicle Hits Guardrails on Catlin Hollow Road in Wellsboro.
By Lonny Frost
Charleston Township – Wellsboro Fire Department and an ambulance crew responded to a motor vehicle accident around 3:00pm on August 25th. Although emergency crews were dispatched to Reese Hill Road, the accident actually occurred along the Catlin Hollow Road on a sharp curve.
The Wellsboro Fire Department arrived on scene to find a smashed Saturn vehicle sitting in a ditch. The vehicle apparently crossed over into the left lane of a sharp curve and hit into the guardrails. After hitting the guardrails the car bounced back across the road and smashed into a ditch. The vehicle received front end damage and also the entire length of the driver’s side of the vehicle was crushed.
Witnesses who came upon the accident scene said there was a young man yelling and throwing his hands up in the air as he stood beside a young woman holding a small child. One witness said he believed that the car was traveling to fast around the sharp curve at the time of the crash.
A family traveling in a van said they were lucky that they had made an unusual stop at Agway just to look at shrubs outside the store. That delay more than likely prevented them from being involved in the accident as they would of been in the same area of the crash had they not stopped earlier.
According to Tioga County Emergency Services log, no one was transported from the scene to any hospital. So it is believed there were no injuries. However, the ambulance left the scene using its lights and siren. State police were the last to leave as Driscoll’s Towing removed the vehicle.
It is unknown at this time, how many occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. It is also unknown if the driver received any fines or faces any charges from this accident, as State police have not yet released their report.
Traffic was reduced to one lane for nearly 30 minutes.