Close call on River Road
By TOM KANE
DAMASCUS, PA — A Chevy pick-up truck, driven by Clarence
Reeves, 22, of Lava, NY, swerved to avoid striking an on-coming car on
River Road, hit a snow bank and flipped on its side, blocking traffic
for an hour on January 2.
The accident occurred one-half mile north of Route 652
at 3:00 p.m.
Reeves sustained minor injuries and was taken by the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service to Wayne Memorial Hospital
as a precaution where he was treated and released.
The on-coming car was driven by Richard Braverman of
Beach Lake, PA. Braverman, who lives on River
Road, helped Reeves out of his truck and went home to call police.
Braverman was not injured.
“He was coming around a sharp curve, moving fast, and
swerved to avoid hitting me,” Braverman said.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Gerald Powell issued two citations
“The citations are for driving in a single lane, meaning
he didn’t move to the right enough, and for not wearing a seat belt,”