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At least 3 people injured, one seriously, in multi-vehicle crash in Boalsburg

Emergency crews respond to multivehicle crash

Police, fire and ambulance agencies responded to a multivehicle crash that occurred Oct. 12 at the intersection of South Atherton Street and Shingletown Road in Harris Township.
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Police, fire and ambulance agencies responded to a multivehicle crash that occurred Oct. 12 at the intersection of South Atherton Street and Shingletown Road in Harris Township.

At least three people were injured — one seriously — in a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Shingletown Road and South Atherton Street on Monday morning.

Boalsburg and Alpha fire companies, along with State College police and Centre LifeLink EMS were dispatched to the scene at 10:56 a.m. for a “vehicle crash with fire and entrapment,” according to 911 dispatch.

Boalsburg arrived first on the scene and confirmed the report of four to five vehicles in the intersection with one person entrapped and a small fire in the engine compartment, according to Alpha.

Fire rescue crews spent about 30 minutes working to extract the patient from the silver sedan, which was smashed between a black pickup truck and a black SUV, by removing the roof and displacing the dashboard.

The patient was then transported to the Pennsylvania Military Museum, where a Geisinger LifeFlight helicopter landed, then transported the patient to UPMC Altoona for treatment of suspected serious injuries.

Two other patients were transported by ambulance to Mount Nittany Medical Center, according to Alpha.

This is at least the second serious crash at the Shingletown Road and South Atherton Street intersection in the past five months, as five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at about the same spot in May.

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