Clearfield, PA – A girl riding a bike in Clearfield was struck by a vehicle recently, and she was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Although Clearfield Borough Police do not name anyone involved or give the age of the girl, they say she had been riding her bike and entered Nichols Street without stopping or looking both ways for traffic. The driver of the vehicle will not be charged.
Police reports from Clearfield Borough Police Department, released April 19:
Police found a vehicle parked at the rear of Hillcrest Cemetery without an occupant. Contact was made with the owner who was told to move the vehicle.
Officers assisted with traffic control at the Salvation Army food drive. There was a large number of vehicles on Cemetery and Woodland Roads that was causing traffic to come to a standstill.
Clearfield Borough Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East 5th Street for wires hanging onto the roadway. Officers found that they were phone lines and were able to remove them.
Police responded to the intersection of Nichols Street and Turnpike Avenue for traffic lights not functioning. Officers found that there was a power outage in the area, so they put up a four-way stop sign and lit flares. Power did turn back on in the area later and the traffic lights started functioning again.
Officers were dispatched to a residence on North 5th Street for a psychological emergency. Upon arrival, a male agreed to be transported by EMS to Penn Highlands for a mental health evaluation.
Police were notified of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. According to the victim, she let a male borrow her vehicle which was supposed to be for only 30 minutes. The male failed to return the vehicle. The incident is still under investigation.
Clearfield Borough Police were dispatched to a business on Bridge Street for an alarm. Officers arrived on scene and found that employees had accidentally set the alarm off.
Police were dispatched to a business on Turnpike Avenue for an alarm. Officers arrived on scene and found that the building was secure. A keyholder was contacted about the alarm going off.
Officers responded to the area of Reed Street for a water main break. The municipal authority and business manage were notified of the break.
Police responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian accident on Nichols Street. Upon arrival, it was found that a juvenile was riding her bike and entered Nichols Street without stopping nor looking both ways for traffic. The juvenile was struck by a vehicle and sustained moderate injuries. She was transported to Penn Highlands via EMS for further treatment. The driver of the vehicle will not be charged/cited.
Police responded to the area of East Locust and North 5th Streets for a suspicious male. Contact was made with the known male and he was advised to leave the area and go home.