Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Schuylkill County Man Uninjured After Crashing into Creek near Pitman on Sunday

A man was not hurt after he crashed his vehicle into a creek on Sunday near Pitman.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, the crash occurred around 3:30pm on Sunday, January 22nd, 2022 on Creek Road in Eldred Township.

Troopers say Russell Zimmerman, 81, of Pitman was traveling west on Creek Road in a Chevrolet Spark when he drove off the left side of the roadway, striking an embankment, and coming to a stop in a creek.

A dive team was originally dispatched with emergency personnel when Zimmerman was unable to get out of the vehicle.  They were later cancelled after he exited the vehicle on his own.

Zimmerman was not injured in the crash. His vehicle was towed from the scene.