Clipped From Indiana Gazette
Punxsutawney man critically injured when car strikes tree PUNXSUTAWNEY - Thomas R. Bowers Jr., 22, Punxsutawney RD 6, was critically injured at 1:30 a.m. today when his vehicle crossed state Route 3008 and struck a large tree about four miles from Punxsutawney, Punxsutawney, said state police at Punxsutawney. Punxsutawney. Bowers was freed from the wreckage wreckage by Perry Township and Punxsutawney Punxsutawney firemen and then transported via emergency medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. A nursing supervisor there said he is in critical condition today. In other area accidents: PUNXSUTAWNEY — Edward Chronowski, 26, of Mclntyre, and William Dobishioski, 70, of Buffalo, N.Y., escaped injury in a two-vehicle two-vehicle collision at the intersection of state Routes 3031 and 3039 in Young Township at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, said state police at Punxsutawney. Chronowski left the scene before police arrived. KENWOOD — A vehicle driven by Margaret Polenik, Alverda, was sideswiped by a hit-and-run vehicle at 10:40 p.m. Thursday on Route 553 southeast of Kenwood, according to state police at Indiana.