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1 Dead After Car Collides with Tanker on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Posted Scott B. Cooper on May 09, 2012 in Car Accidents

A motorist died on the morning of Friday, September 2, in a car and tanker truck crash in the northbound lanes of Pennsylvania’s Turnpike near Lower Salford.

According to The Reporter, the crash occurred around 2:25 a.m. between the Lansdale and Quakertown exits when a 2007 Nissan Sentra rear-ended a 1992 Peterbilt tractor-trailer. Both vehicles were traveling in the right lane at the time.

Police have said that the Sentra was speeding and, after striking the truck, spun counter-clockwise, coming to rest in the left lane facing south. That car sustained heavy front-end damage, killing the driver. The tractor-trailer, in turn, then hit a white car from behind.

All total, three people were injured in the crash. One suffered a leg fracture.Authorities say the turnpike’s northbound lane stayed closed for nearly nine hours after the wreck as firefighters from Towamencin and Tylersport responded, as well as the Harleysville EMS and Lansdale VMSC.

“There are going to be a lot of missed deliveries and missed appointments today,” said Jim Hange, a Sellersville resident who was on the scene.

If you have been injured in a car accident or if someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, the Harrisburg car accident attorneys at Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers may be able to help you.