Police news — Friday, Jan. 19

Vehicle rear-ended

LOCK HAVEN — No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Jan. 15 at about noon at the intersection of Bellefonte Avenue and Commerce Street, city police said.

A Ford F-150 driven by Karen Lowery, of Westport, was stopped on Bellefonte Avenue at a red light when her vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle, police said.

After arriving on scene Officer Richard Simpson spoke with both Lowery and the driver of the other vehicle, a Kia Forte, driven by Pennie Lynn Bodley, of Renovo, police said.

Lowery told police that she had been stopped at the red light when her vehicle was struck by Bodley’s. She reported that both she and her two passengers were wearing seatbelts and were not injured as a result of the crash, police said.

Bodley told police that she came to a stop behind Lowery’s vehicle but stated that the light turned green and the vehicle in front of her started to move, police said.

She said that she must have gone too fast and struck Lowery’s vehicle in the rear, police said.

Bodley was not injured as a result of the accident and was issued a citation for careless driving, police said.

Both vehicles suffered minor damage but were able to be driven from the scene.

Two-vehicle accident

LOCK HAVEN — A two-vehicle accident revealed expired registration on Jan. 15 at about 1:30 p.m., city police said.

Officer Richard Simpson was called to the intersection of East Bald Eagle and North Grove streets where he spoke with the two drivers involved — Drew Michael Higgins of Mill Hall, and Randy Brungard of Lock Haven.

Higgins told police that he had been traveling east on Bald Eagle Street when he stopped at a stop sign, police said. He reported that he did not see Brungard’s vehicle, a white Chevy Silverado, and pulled into the intersection, striking the front end of Brungard’s truck, police said.

Upon further investigation Officer Simpson found that Higgins’ vehicle registration had expired in November of 2017, police said.

Brungard told police he was on North Grove Street, traveling north through the intersection when he was struck by Higgins’ vehicle, police said. He also told police that Higgins admitted the accident was his fault, police said.

Both vehicles suffered minor damage but neither driver was injured, police said.

Higgins was issued citations for stop sign violation and expired registration, police said.

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