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Man flipped car five times in Mahoning

Published August 27. 2010 05:00PM

A car involved in a two-vehicle accident on Route 443 in Mahoning Township Wednesday night flipped about five times before mounting a guiderail and standing vertical in a ditch, police said.

A photo of the crash appeared on the front page of the TIMES NEWS yesterday.

Chief of Police Kenneth Barnes said the car which flipped was driven by Charles Alvin Zimmerman 44, of Main Road, Lehighton. He was driving a 2006 KIA Sportage and traveling east on Route 443.

Police said Nevin Earl Remaley, 84, of New Smyrna, Fla. was traveling west on Route 443 was traveling east on Route 443 and approaching the Normal Square intersection when

Remaley turned left onto Fritz Road in front of Zimmerman's 2006 KIA Sportage, according to the police report.

After impact, Zimmerman's vehicle flipped over approximately five times and then came to rest in a creek off of the roadway. Zimmerman was flown to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem by Penn Star. Remaley was not injured.

Route 443 was closed for about three hours between Country Club Road and the Normal Square intersection.

Investigating police officer Tyler Meek will be citing Remaley for careless driving and a vehicle turning left violation.

Mahoning Township Police were assisted by Mahoning Valley Fire Department, Lehighton Fire Department, Lehighton Fire Police, and Lehighton Ambulance.

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