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By Staff | Aug 18, 2021

Columbia County man still hospitalized with injuries after his motorcycle struck a truck in Muncy Creek Township

Pete Rose, 42, of Orangeville, Columbia County, remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit at UPMC Williamsport with serious injuries he suffered when his motorcycle and a truck driven by Matthew Neidig, of Hughesville, collided at Route 442 and Neufer Hollow Road in Muncy Creek Township about 7:10 p.m. Aug. 2, state police said.

In another crash, Joseph Smith, 29, of Muncy, declined treatment for injuries he suffered when he was struck by a 2006 Ford Fusion while walking on Antlers Lane in Woodward Township about 10:20 p.m. June 12, state police said in recently-issued press release. The driver, a 17-year-old Montgomery male, was under the influence at the time of the incident, police said.

Concerning another crash, the medical condition of Hope Mauro, 56, Bloomsburg, has improved from critical to fair, according to a nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Mauro and Larry Bennett, 50, also of Bloomsburg, were injured when they were both thrown off an ATV that upset on Bill Sones Road in Moreland Township about 9:50 p.m. on July 31. Bennett has been discharged.

Geisinger also reported that Chester Swank, 33, of Muncy, remained in critical condition with injuries he suffered when his pickup truck and a Ford Edge collided in a fiery crash on John Brady Drive near Muncy on July 23. A passerby pulled both Swank and a 4-year-old boy from the truck before either one was burned. The child also was critically injured, but since his name has never been released, it has been impossible to get a status report on his medical condition.