Montrose man rescued from creek after vehicle crash


A man from Montrose is doing well after being rescued from a stream following an accident on Tuesday, November 2.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to the intersection of State Route 267 and State Route 706 in Rush Township, Susquehanna County, at approximately 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night with a report of ‘a car in a stream.

Authorities say they found John McLaughlin, 88, in the vehicle submerged in a cove behind Flynn Castle. He was helped out of the water by the Rush Township Fire Department and did not require medical attention.

Soldiers say McLaughlin apparently suffered from a problem that prevented him from taking his foot off the accelerator pedal. His GM Canyon traveled on State Route 267 and through the stop sign at the intersection with State Route 706, through the parking lot of Flynn’s Castle where he struck a wooden beam. The vehicle would then have taken off from an embankment and landed in the stream.

Soldiers say McLaughlin was wearing his seat belt.

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