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Date Posted:4/20/12
Case #:FTP201200925
Crime Date:4/19/12
Crime Time:5:35 pm
Crime Type:Injury crash looking to identify other vehicle
Crime Location:N. Atherton St and W. Cherry Ln
Victim Auth:No
Crime Details:The Ferguson Township Police Department is investigating a crash that occurred near the intersection of N. Atherton St and W. Cherry Ln near Snappy’s. The crash occurred on Thursday April 19th around 5:35 pm. Investigation shows a Vespa scooter operated by John F. Gingerich, age 57, of Port Matilda appears to have collided with another vehicle. The scooter was north bound on N. Atherton St. in the right hand lane. Just north of the intersection with W. Cherry Ln. the scooter began to change lanes. While changing lanes the scooter collided with an unknown vehicle causing the operator to lose control of the scooter and lay it down on the ground. The scooter and the driver slid approximately 80 feet before coming to rest. The operator was transported from the scene by Centre LifeLink EMS to Mount Nittany Medical Center, and later flown to Geisinger in Danville. He is currently in critical condition at Geisinger. The operator of the second vehicle did not stop after the crash. Ferguson Township Police were assisted by Patton Township police as well as the Alpha Fire Company. N. Atherton St was closed for a short period to investigate the crash. If anyone observed this crash or may any information in regards to the identification of the other vehicle, please contact the Ferguson Township Police at 814-237-1172. To report tips about a crime anonymously contact Centre County Crimestoppers at 1-877-99-CRIME or tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. Crimestoppers pays rewards of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest.
Agency:Ferguson Township Police Department
3147 Research Drive
State College,PA,16803
phone: 814-237-1172
email: police@twp.ferguson.pa.us
Posted Online:4/20/12

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