A Somerset deputy sheriff transported to hospital after two-car collision

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A two-vehicle accident with airbag deployment occurred at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Stoystown Road and North Pleasant Avenue in Somerset Borough.

Collision occurred around noon in Somerset Borough.
Collision occurred around noon in Somerset Borough.

An on-duty sheriff deputy was driving one of the vehicles. He was transferred by ambulance to the hospital from the scene of the accident, according to members of the Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, who were assisting along with Somerset Area Ambulance and Somerset Borough Police Department.

Firefighters cleaning up the scene of an accident that occurred in Somerset Borough on Wednesday.
Firefighters cleaning up the scene of an accident that occurred in Somerset Borough on Wednesday.

The road was closed for approximately 90 minutes, according to Somerset County 911. A woman was flown by helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, according to county officials.

Information on what happened is unclear at this time, according to Somerset County Sheriff Dusty Weir, who with other deputies were among the rescue crew at the scene.

"I pray for my deputy and for everyone involved," he said.

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Members of Somerset Ambulance, Somerset Volunteer Fire Department and Somerset Borough police responded to the accident.

First responders help at an accident scene in Somerset on Wednesday.
First responders help at an accident scene in Somerset on Wednesday.

More details will be released when they become available.

This article originally appeared on The Daily American: Somerset deputy sheriff injured in two-car collisioin

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