Monday, January 20, 2003 Page: 6A
One hurt, 1 facing
charges after crash
One city woman was flown to Community Medical Center in Scranton and
another faces several charges after a crash involving two cars and a tow truck
on the Market Street Bridge early Saturday morning.
Police said Randy Rodzinak of North Empire Street, Wilkes-Barre, was
driving on the Market Street Bridge at 1:50 a.m. when he lost control on the
snow-covered and icy road and struck a light post on the north side of the
While Rodzinak's Ford pickup was being towed by City Wide Towing at 2:25
a.m., Delana Harris, 26, of New Alexander Street, drove a 1999 Oldsmobile onto
the bridge at a high rate of speed and her vehicle struck the Ford while it
was in tow, police said.
Selena Krum, a passenger in the Oldsmobile, was flown to the Scranton
hospital for treatment of head injuries. CMC spokeswoman Jane Haul said Krum,
26, of North Washington Street, was treated and released.
Tow truck driver Robert Kadluboski complained of neck and shoulder pain but
did not seek medical treatment, police said.
Police said Harris gave them false information about her identity while
they were investigating the crash.
Harris is being charged with giving false reports to law enforcement,
careless driving, driving at an unsafe speed and operating a motor vehicle
without a license, police said.
Two hurt in crash
Two women were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Wendi Prymus stopped her 1999 Dodge at a stop sign at the bottom of the
Exit 1 ramp for northbound traffic off the Cross-Valley Expressway just before
4 p.m., police said.
As Prymus was turning into a northbound lane of Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, she
struck a 1995 Ford driven by Ann Weidner, of Shavertown, who was driving south
on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, police said.
Both women complained of injury and were transported to local hospitals for
treatment, police said. Both vehicles were towed.
Police did not indicate whether or not Prymus' two passengers - Charlotte
Kwasnick of Plains Township and an unnamed child - were injured.
Citations have not yet been filed, police said.
Two injured when
Two women were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.
Joan Perrins of Wilkes-Barre was blinded by a glare when she entered the
intersection of North Washington and East Union streets at bout 4:40 p.m.,
Perrins' vehicle struck the vehicle of Stella Cappelini of Plains Township
when she entered the intersection, police said.
Both women were transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Their
vehicles were towed, police said.
Woman faces DUI,
A township woman will be charged with drunken driving after police received
blood-alcohol test results after a Tuesday traffic stop.
Township police Sgt. Anthony Gorey said he observed a black 1991 Chevrolet
Blazer fail to use proper turn signals and turn directly in front of his
police vehicle at about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday.
He said the operator, Ann Millard, 57, drove extremely erratically while
traveling north on U.S. Route 11 in the West Nanticoke section of Plymouth
Gorey said Millard displayed signs of intoxication and an extreme lack of
Millard was given a blood-alcohol test at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
which revealed she had a level of .287, Gorey said. In Pennsylvania, an adult
driver with a level of 0.10 or higher is considered intoxicated.
Millard faces charges including two counts of driving under the influence
of alcohol, careless driving, failure to use required turn signals and failure
to obey to traffic control devices, Gorey said.
Two woman hurt
after I-81 crash
Two women suffered moderate injuries after a crash on Interstate 81
Tricia Ralston, of North Main Street, Ashley, was driving a 1994 Ford
Explorer north on Interstate 81 near Exit 164 at an excessive rate of speed at
about 8:15 a.m., said Trooper M.T. Hartzel of state police at Wyoming.
Hartzel said Ralston lost control of the vehicle and struck a bridge rail
with the left front end of the vehicle. The vehicle then skidded along a guard
Ralston was not wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries
including a broken jaw, Hartzel said.
The owner of the vehicle, Nicole Tihansky, of Sobyak Road, Wapwallopen
section of Conyngham Township, was a passenger in the vehicle. Tihansky was
wearing a seat belt and suffered neck and leg injuries, Hartzel said.
Hanover Township firefighters, fire police and ambulance crews and other
state troopers assisted.