ACCIDENTS
July 15, 2013 10:40 AM

Saltsburg

George Auer, 64, of Cranberry Township, was injured at 11:59 a.m. Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving on Route 286 hit a speed limit sign. Police said Auer was thrown from the cycle and injured. He was flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where a spokeswoman said he was in good condition today.

Burrell Township, Armstrong County

State police at Kittanning said Melissa Gourley, 39, of Apollo, failed to keep the pickup truck she was driving at 4:33 p.m. Sunday within her lane on Iron Bridge Road.

The pickup collided head-on with a car driven by Richard Ryman, 43, of Shelocta.

Ryman was injured and flown to Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, where a spokeswoman said he was in fair condition.

Police said Gourley was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Burnside Township, Clearfield County

Two drivers were hurt in a rear-end collision at 5:40 p.m. Saturday on Route 286.

State police at Punxsutawney said Catherine Wilson, 51, of Cherry Tree, was driving east and following a pickup truck driven by William Bartlebaugh, 59, of Glen Campbell.

Bartlebaugh slowed to make a right turn into a parking lot and Wilson was unable to slow sufficiently to avoid a collision, police said. The front of her vehicle hit the right rear of the pickup, causing the truck to roll onto the driver’s side. Police said Wilson and Bartlebaugh were both injured. Bartlebaugh was taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman. No information was available this morning on Wilson’s condition.

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