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Tree stump flips vehicle

December 7, 2012
KAYLA?VANDYNE - Staff Writer , Times Leader

BELLAIRE - A car flipped onto its top in front of the Indian Run Learning Center in the village just after 8 a.m. on Thursday.

The driver of the car, a female, had just filled up with gas at the Circle K and was dropping her two grandchildren off at the preschool. Both of her grandchildren were in buckled into car seats in the back seat, said Bellaire Police Chief Mike Kovalyk.

The preliminary investigation shows that the driver headed northbound and lost control, striking a tree stump at the edge of the sidewalk with the right side wheels going up on the tree stump causing the vehicle to roll over on its top.

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THIS?CAR flipped over in front of the Indian?Run?Learning Center in?Bellaire Thursday. No serious injuries were reported.

All occupants were uninjured and refused medical attention, the airbags in the vehicle did deploy. The gas the driver had just put into her car leaked onto the street. The Neffs Fire Department responded and secured the vehicle to prevent a fire.

The driver was cited for failure to control her vehicle.

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