Monday, November 28, 2022

Driver Nearly Crashes into Garfield Square Monument in Pottsville

A driver narrowly missed a monument in Pottsville's Garfield Square last week.

According to Pottsville Police, on Monday, November 21, 2022, around 4:15pm, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Market Street for a single vehicle accident. 

The investigation revealed that a Subaru Outback operated by Jeffrey Dreibelbis, 60, of Dornsife was traveling west in the 400 block of West Market Street. While approaching the monument area that separates the east/west bound lanes of travel, Dreibelbis stated that he blinded by the sun and failed to negotiate the right turn in the roadway. 

This caused his vehicle to strike the curbing with the front driver side wheel of the vehicle and drive up onto the mulch area of the monument, that honors the veterans of the Spanish-American war, damaging a spotlight and plants owned by the City of Pottsville.

Dreibelbis’ vehicle sustained damage consisting of a blown tire and damage to the driver's side axle and wheel area which required the vehicle to be towed from the scene.