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Ford City girl, 2, hurt in accident

| Wednesday, July 12, 2006

MANOR -- A 2-year-old girl was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital after a car driven by her mother, Jennifer Shaner, 25, of Ford City, collided with a sport utility vehicle, driven by Mandy Podvorec, 40, of Ford City, along Fort Run Road just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Shaner and her daughter Alexis were traveling west along Fort Run Road as Podvorec was traveling east when the vehicles collided head-on at 5:23 p.m. just east of the Route 66 intersection, police said.

Shaner and Podvorec were taken to Armstrong County Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries, police said. The cause of the crash was still under investigation Tuesday, but it was believed that wet roads played a part in the incident, police said.

Manor Township, Ford Cliff and Ford City fire departments assisted at the scene, along with Ford City and Kittanning Hose Co. 6 ambulances.

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