MIDDLEBURY TWP, Pa. (WETM) – A one-year-old child and his mother are in the hospital after rescuers helped remove him from a car that rolled over into a creek around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Crews on the scene said the mother, 26-year-old Heather Sawyer, was driving north on North Road near Oakwood Drive in Middlebury Township when she entered an “uncontrolled skid”, hit a utility pole, went over the embankment, and flipped into the creek.
Sawyer was able to get out of the car, while firefighters and civilians were able to remove the trapped one-year-old from the back seat.
The child and Sawyer were taken to UPMC Wellsboro and their conditions are unknown. The Sawyer was LifeFlighted with a possible injury.
State Police say both Sawyer and child were properly restrained by seatbelts and a rear-facing child safety seat. Summary charges are expected to be filed for traffic violations.
18 News will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.