The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

November 28, 2013

Weather blamed for minor crashes


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SHENANGO VALLEY — Sharon police were involved in one minor accident and responded to two others – one of which could have been tragic – on city roads slickened Tuesday and Wednesday by snow.

Jenille McNamara, 31, of West Middlesex lost control of her westbound car at about 9:10 a.m. Wednesday on East Connelly Boulevard.

It slid across the eastbound lanes and struck the guardrail, severely damaging the car that had to be towed.

Ms. McNamara was wearing a safety harness and wasn’t hurt, police Chief Mike Menster, noting that the accident was near the spot of the Nov. 8 fatal crash in which three motorists died.

“The road was slushy and slippery and she overcorrected and slid across the median,” Menster said.

“Thank God there was no traffic in the eastbound lane at that time. We might have had another tragedy.”

At about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, a motorist westbound on Shenango Valley Freeway slid into the barrier near Emanuel Place and the Ohio state line, causing minor damage to his car, but no injuries.

About 20 minutes later, a cruiser also traveling west on the freeway, had stopped at about 5:30 p.m. for a red light at Budd Street.

A following motorist slid on the snow and struck the back of the cruiser.

Damage was minor to both vehicles and neither driver was hurt. The driver wasn’t cited, Menster said.

In Brookfield, weather was blamed for a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning along Addison Road.

Police said Jacob Treharn, 33, of Warren, Ohio, lost control on snow-covered roads and his vehicle hit a utility pole.

Police said the car had to be towed from the scene at 3:10 a.m.

Treharn was not hurt.