Eldred Township, PA – Although no one was injured, a vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Jefferson County last week, causing damage to not only the vehicle that struck it but also to a rescue vehicle later after the pole fell.
It happened along Route 36 just before 10 p.m. on Thursday night in Eldred Township.
State Police in Marienville say the unnamed driver had fallen asleep, gone off of the roadway, and struck a utility pole.
Her identity was not given by police, but they do say she was not transported to any hospital and she was charged for a suspended license violation.
Sigel Volunteer Fire Department, which assisted at the scene, posted photos of the crash to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/svfd19
The fire department says that, as their Rescue 19 vehicle was pulling away from the scene, the utility pole broke and fell onto the rescue vehicle.
Again, thankfully no one was injured, but the road had to be closed down for multiple hours and the accident means that one of the fire company’s trucks is damaged.