One-car accident on Route 309 ties up southbound traffic in Back Mountain


By Eileen Godin - [email protected]



At 9:41 a.m. Saturday morning, a vehicle with a singular occupant hit a guardrail in front of the former Wasserotts building in Kingston Township.


A head-on crash into a guardrail on Route 309 in Kingston Township tied up southbound traffic for about an hour Saturday morning.



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    By Eileen Godin

    [email protected]

    At 9:41 a.m. Saturday morning, a vehicle with a singular occupant hit a guardrail in front of the former Wasserotts building in Kingston Township.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_20160416_100224.jpgAt 9:41 a.m. Saturday morning, a vehicle with a singular occupant hit a guardrail in front of the former Wasserotts building in Kingston Township.

    A head-on crash into a guardrail on Route 309 in Kingston Township tied up southbound traffic for about an hour Saturday morning.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_20160416_101125.jpgA head-on crash into a guardrail on Route 309 in Kingston Township tied up southbound traffic for about an hour Saturday morning.

    KINGSTON TWP. — Traffic on Route 309 southbound was bottlenecked Saturday morning due to a one-car accident in front of the former Wasserotts building in the Back Mountain.

    A red Pontiac G6 hit a guardrail head-on right before the Luzerne exit of the North Branch of the Cross Valley Expressway.

    Kingston Township Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, Courtdale Volunteer Hose Company and Larksville Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched at 9:41 a.m. to the crash site.

    The vehicle had only one occupant, who was taken to an area hospital with a head injury, said Kingston Township Police Officer Mark Sadowski. The name of the driver would not be released until their family is notified, he said.

    Swoyersville resident Al Thompson, who was riding in a van behind the Pontiac, said the vehicle was in the right lane when it swerved right off the road and then left back into the travel lane. The vehicle’s re-entry is when the car hit the guardrail head-on.

    “When he hit the car’s back end came off the ground about four feet,” Thompson said.

    Caroline Morgan Jr. and her mother were behind the van.

    “It was like a scene out of a movie,” she said.

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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