Pennsylvania state police

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:57

    Blooming Grove • State police say David Van Dyke, 18 of N. Arlington, NJ pulled out of the southbound intersection of Route 434 crossing the oncoming westbound lane of Route 6 in making a left turn when his 1999 Dodge Neon was struck by a 2002 GMC Safari van driven by Sylvester Conklin, 59 of Honesdale. Police reported Conklin, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered head and back injuries and was airlifted to Community Medical Center in Scranton. Van Dyke was transported by Hemlock Farms Ambulance to Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis where he was treated for what police described as minor injuries. Police said Van Dyke would be cited for a stop sign violation. • Corporal Eric Halas said troopers from the Blooming Grove station will be conduction random traffic checks throughout the next several months in Pike County. Motorists are reminded to wear seat belts and ensure that you carry your driver’s license, registration and insurance cards, and that these documents are current, and that your vehicle has a valid state inspection. Police also note that winter is fast approaching and motorists should check the tread depth of their tires to ensure a minimum of two thirty-seconds of an inch of wear depth below the traction surface.