Indiana County. Pa. — An accident last Wednesday morning in Indiana County resulted to the death of a woman from injuries suffered when a small bus that transports senior citizens was involved in an accident.
It was a tragic accident that happened on White Twp. Ben Franklin Rd. at Shelly Drive.
Emergency dispatchers said the accident happened on Ben Franklin Road at Shelly Drive in White Township.
According to police, the driver identified as Michael Smith, age 20, was driving the senior van when he did not stop at a red light and slammed a car in the side.
Due to the impact, Sandra Livingston, age 70, was ejected from the van. Police said that she was airlifted to the General Hospital of Allegheny where she was pronounced dead due to neck injuries.
The operator of the car was identified as Frank Fazio Jr., age 77 and another passenger from the senior van were injured and were transported to Indiana Regional Medical Center.
There was another senior passenger in the van, identified as Cathryn Reeger, age 79; she was flown to Memorial Medical Center. Her condition was only minor and was soon released.
But Smith was not injured in the crash.
State police are continuing their investigation of a crash that was fatal to an elderly woman from Indiana County.
The mishap occurred at around 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the corner of Shelly Drive and Ben Franklin Rd. n White Township.
Police stated that the Senior Life bus was ferrying three elderly women; it ran a red light and crashed into a Lexus driven by an elderly man. The driver of the bus had no injuries.
Sandra Livingston, age 70, resident of Homer City, was ejected from the bus and airlifted to the General Hospital of Allegheny General where she was pronounced dead.
Two other passengers, as well as the driver of the car were also transported to local hospitals. Presently, their conditions are not known.
The state police and the accident reconstruction team spent one whole day at the scene. Charges are being prepared and will be presented after the investigation.
Renwick was delivered for treatment at the Regional Medical Center of Indiana; while Reeger was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center of Conemaugh in Johnstown for treatment. Reports on their conditions were not available.
The operator of the car, identified as Frank Fazio, age 77, sustained injuries and was treated at the Regional Medical Center of Indiana. The bus driver, identified as Michael Smith, age 20, a Nanty Glo resident, was not harmed, police stated.
Ebensburg’s SeniorLIFE was the operator of the bus and it was going to Waye Avenue facility in Indiana Borough. SeniorCARE Indiana provides social, recreational and health-related day care activities for senior citizens.
SeniorCARE representative, Mark Fox reported that three of their clients were in the bus that was being transferred to the agency’s facility in Indiana. They have already contacted the families of those injured and will cooperate with investigation of the state police,”
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