Two Car Crash Results in Minor Injury

May 21, 2015
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Drivers:
Ginanyela Konan, 36
100 block of Round Ridge Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Allison Collins, 35
1ST block of Benders Church Road
Biglerville, PA 17307

On May 21, 2015 at approximately 9:52 AM, Konan was traveling west on South Market Steet towards the intersection of Kim Acres Drive. Konan failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck a vehicle being operated by Collins who was crossing the intersection at the time. Minor injuries were sustained and were treated at the scene.

Distracted Driver Causes Crash with Injuries

May 18, 2015
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Operators:

Donald Lambright Jr, 30
300 block of 3rd Steet
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Denise Elharizy, 55
1600 block of Ridge Road
Wellsville, PA 17365

On May 18, 2015 at approximately 8:36 AM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the intersection of Gettysburg Pike and E. Winding Hill Road for a traffic accident. Upon arrival police learned that Lambright had dropped his cell phone in the car. While he was retrieving it, he crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. Lambright’s vehicle then struck Elharizy’s vehicle causing disabling damage to the vehicle and injury to Elahrizy which required transport to the Hospital.

Upper Allen Police Help with Safe Driving Competition for Youth

May 18, 2015

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On April 14th and May 12th the South Central PA Highway Safety sponsored a safe driving competition for youth. The local competition was held on April 14th with Cumberland, Franklin, Dauphin and Perry Counties participating. Every high school in these counties was invited to participate by selecting students who would demonstrate their knowledge and ability in the area of safe driving. The selected students competed individually and as part of a school team in a driving event, a written exam, and perceptual driving test. The finalist from that competition competed in a statewide competition that was held on May 12th.

Officer James Miller from the Upper Allen Township Police Department assisted in this endeavor. This is an annual event that the Upper Allen Township Police Department strives to participate in to enable and encourage our youth to be safe drivers.

Upper Allen Police Participate in Seatbelt Enforcement Initiative

The Upper Allen Township Police Department will be partnering with PennDOT and Buckle Up PA in a national “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement initiative from May 18, through May 31.

The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols. Police will concentrate their efforts on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. Citations will be issued to motorists who are caught unbuckled or transporting unrestrained children.

According to PennDOT data there were 13,627 unrestrained crashes that resulted in 383 fatalities in 2014.

Motorists are reminded that Pennsylvania’s primary seat-belt law requires drivers and passengers under 18 years old to buckle up, and children under the age of four must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children ages 4 to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. In addition, children ages 8 to 18 must be in a seat belt when riding anywhere in the vehicle.

Also, drivers and front-seat passengers 18 years-old or older are required to buckle up. If motorists are stopped for a traffic violation and are not wearing their seat belt, they can receive a second ticket and second fine.

Funding for this enforcement effort comes from part of PennDOT’s statewide distribution of $1.7 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information on seat belt safety, visit www.JustDrivePA.com

Rear End Collision Sends One to Hospital

May 15, 2015
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Operators:

Jill Wolni, 44
1800 Block of English DR
Mechanicsburg, PA

Kenneth Lytle, 55
100 Block of S York RD
Dillsburg, PA

Mary Brossman, 27
300 Block of Sleepy Hollow DR
Mechanicsburg, PA

On May 15 at around 5:20 PM, Jill Wolni was exiting from US Route 15 southbound onto S Market ST. She was not aware the vehicles in front of her had stopped and she crashed into the back of Lytle’s vehicle. Lytle’s vehicle then struck Brossman’s vehicle. A passenger was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.