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Two people trapped, injured in Bellefonte car accident

Two people were trapped in an overturned vehicle for more than 30 minutes after their car was struck at the intersection of Howard and Wilson streets Wednesday afternoon, Bellefonte police said.

Police and fire rescue workers had to cut the roof off the vehicle to get the people out, but police said their injuries were not thought to be serious. Police responded to the accident at about 12:34 p.m.

The two people were put on stretchers after being extricated. They were taken by ambulance to Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Police said the first vehicle pulled out in front of the second, hitting it on its side and causing it to spin out and roll.

The speed limit is 25 mph, but police said speed was not suspected to be a factor. There were no injuries in the car that pulled out in front of the other, police said.

Police did not identify the vehicles’ occupants Wednesday.

Chief Shawn Weaver said that intersection has been the scene of several accidents and that people think they are caused by speed, but that’s usually not the case.

“Most, if not all, of the accidents have been careless driving,” he said.

Other responders included Logan, Undine and Milesburg fire companies, Bellefonte EMS, a Pleasant Gap fire company ambulance and Mount Nittany paramedics.

The accident is under investigation, police said.

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