BLOOMING GROVE TWP. - A Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle was struck on Route 402, Thursday, September 6 by another car driven by a woman police suspect of have been under the influence of drugs.
The driver of the car that struck the police vehicle, Ashley A. Quesenberry, age 27, of Binghamton, NY, as well as her 34-year old passenger, received injuries if unknown severity, the State Police report notes.
The operator of the State Police vehicle had minor injuries. PA State Police are withholding the name of the operator.
According to the report released by PA State Police, at 12:22 p.m., Quesenberry was driving a 2011 Toyota Tacoma on Route 402 just north of Blooming Grove Road.
The crash occurred as Quesenberry field to yield and abruptly pulled out in front of the marked State Police patrol vehicle, a 2017 Ford, which had been traveling north on Route 402. As a result, both vehicles collided.
Blooming Grove Fire Department, Tafton Fire Department, Tafton Ambulance, Commnwealth Health Ambulance, Delaware Township Ambulance, as well as PA State Police assisted on scene.
Quesenberry was entrapped and had to be extricated from her car by mechanical means. She and her passenger were taken by ambulance to Community Medical Center. The driver of the State Police vehicle was transported by ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Both cars had to be towed from the scene; Automarx was the towing service.
PA State Police said that Quesenberry is suspected of being DUI, drug impaired. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed it is asked to contact the State Police barracks at Blooming Grove, at 570-226-5718.
Route 402 was closed for approximately three hours, between Route 6 and Blooming Grove Road.