BURNHAM - One woman was injured after she lost control of her vehicle on West Freedom Avenue Tuesday afternoon, according to a release from Mifflin County Regional Police Department.
The release stated that Deborah Spigelmyer, 58, of McClure, was traveling east on West Freedom Avenue by Kmart. According to the release, Spigelmyer told police she saw a large truck approaching her from the west and, because she was traveling near the center line of the road, was afraid she might hit the truck. The release stated she then sharply turned the steering wheel to the right and her 1998 Ford Explorer traveled off the right side of the road and onto the shoulder. According to the release, Spigelmyer told police she then panicked and tried to bring her vehicle back onto the road by turning the steering wheel to the left.
The release stated that witnesses saw Spigelmyer jerk the steering wheel to the right. According to the release, Spigelmyer's vehicle left the right side of the road and then the front bumper hit the guardrail. The release stated the vehicle then rolled over and came to a stop on its roof in the middle of West Freedom Avenue.
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Emergency crews work the scene of a one vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. One woman was taken to the hospital for a head injury after her vehicle rolled over on West Freedom Avenue, in Burnham.
According to the release, Spigelmyer sustained several cuts on her head in the accident and was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. According to the release, Spigelmyer was using her seatbelt, which police believe helped to keep her injuries minor.
The release stated that her vehicle had to be towed from the scene.
Police were assisted on the scene by the Yeagertown and Reedsville fire companies, Fame EMS and the Derry Township Fire Police.