Wright Township Police Chief Royce Engler reports his department responded to four accidents last week.
On January 25 at 2:23 a. m, Ptlm. Aaron Fromm was dispatched to a one-car motor vehicle accident on the entrance to Horizon Village.
On arrival, officers found a blue Saturn unoccupied with severe damage. The vehicle had left the roadway, striking the entrance sign to Horizon Village, along with a tree and a fence.
The vehicle’s owner was identified as Barb Hazus, 707 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop. The driver fled the scene and made no attempt to contact police.
At 4 p. m. on January 26, Hazus presented herself as the driver of the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
On January 25 at 9:45 p. m., Ptlm. Brian Macko was dispatched to a one-car accident on Church Road. On arrival, officers found the vehicle had left the roadway, struck a stonewall and flipped onto its roof. The driver was able to free herself from the vehicle and find assistance at a nearby residence.
The driver was identified as 23 year-old Vanessa Kubic of Mountain Top. Kubic showed signs of intoxication and submitted to testing for suspension of driving under the influence. Charges are pending the results of chemical testing.
Police were assisted by the Wright Twp. Fire Dept,, Mountaintop Ambulance, Fairview and Rice Twp. Police departments.
Also on January 25, Ptlm. Aaron Fromm was dispatched at 11:54 p. m. to a one-car accident on Church Road. The vehicle left the roadway in the area of 865 Church Road and traveled over an embankment.
Officers arrived to find the driver had fled the scene. The vehicle was unoccupied.
The driver was later identified as Leah Jones of Nanticoke.
The investigation is ongoing.
+++++ On January 26 at 4 p. m., Ptlm,
Brian Macko was dispatched to a one-car motor vehicle accident in the 400 block of S. Mountain Blvd.
On arrival, officers found a single vehicle had left the roadway after the driver lost control on a slippery roadway. The vehicle traveled across the front lawn of 471 S. Mountain Blvd., striking a mailbox, and a tree before coming to rest against a road sign.
The driver, Pasquale Laezza of Mountain Top, was transferred at the scene by the Mountaintop Ambulance and released.