State police report on Schuylkill crashes
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways, including one involving a pedestrian.
• A teenage boy was struck by a vehicle and was injured in an incident that occurred at 6:54 p.m. on Sept. 7 along Route 183 in North Manheim Township.
Troopers said according to a witness, a 14-year-old boy from Cressona was attempting to cross Route 183. The witness said the teen hesitated for a moment, then ran directly in front of a 2002 Ford Escape driven by Mackenzie S. Kohr, 23, of Schuylkill Haven. The teen struck the hood and windshield of the Escape with his head and was thrown into the air.
The teen was conscious and alert and flown by medical helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Kohr and her passenger, Michael S. Mills, 26, of Middleport, were not injured.
• A three-vehicle crash, in a construction zone, was reported on Aug. 27 at 10:31 a.m. Troopers said Karen L. Fuller, 54, of Pottsville, was northbound on Route 61 in North Manheim Township driving a 2001 Ford Escape while Jennifer M. Yorski, 35, of Pottsville, also northbound in a 2005 Honda Civic, was stopped due to a construction vehicle. Yorski applied the brakes on her vehicle but they did not engage. The front of her vehicle hit the rear of Fuller’s vehicle. The Ford then struck the construction vehicle operated by Kevin J. Reese, 59, of Ashland. Reese sustained a suspected minor injury and was treated at the scene.
The Ford and Honda were towed from the scene.