February 1, 2012 – As a follow up to yesterday’s posting on a new Pennsylvania law relating to commercial drivers and medical certificates, two people were injured on January 31, 2012 when a tractor-trailer ran into the back of a pickup truck along Route 61 in Saint Clair, near Pottsville, north of Harrisburg in Central Pennsylvania.
According to reports and police, the crash occurred at about 6:50 a.m. when a tractor-trailer driven by Randall Speilman was traveling south on Route 61 rear ended a Ford Ranger driven by Robert J. Beaver who was stopped for a red light. After hitting the pickup truck it appears the rig continued south on Route 61, crossed over the median and struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Melvin C. Fishburn and a Chevrolet Impala driven by Jeffrey Mandel who were both stopped in the northbound lanes of Route 61.
Fortunately, no one was killed but two people were reportedly transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. If you have any information about the accident please contact the police in St. Clair.
Do you think that the Commonwealth was wrong to increase regulations to improve safety for drivers of commercial vehicles?