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Lancaster Online is reporting on December 27, 2015 the following:
At least one person was reportedly injured when a car and a pickup truck collided at about 10:15 p.m. at North Fifth Street and Lancaster Avenue in Columbia.
Witnesses said a passenger in the car was transported from the scene by ambulance, while the driver was detained by police. Additional information was not available. A message left with the borough police department was not immediately returned Saturday night.
A two-car accident shut down a portion of Lititz Pike for about an hour Saturday evening.
The crash occurred near Blue Bell Drive, between Oregon Road and Airport Road, about 4:42 p.m.
The driver of one of the cars suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital, Neffsville Fire Co. Deputy Chief Mike Elliott said.
The collision left debris scattered on the roadway, necessitating the closure of Lititz Pike while crews cleared the area.
The road was reopened shortly before 6 p.m., Elliott said.
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 23, 2015 the following:
Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday on Route 30 in Manheim Township.
The 1:40 p.m. wreck involved a tractor-trailer, car carrier and two small-type SUVs, all of which were headed eastbound.
Manheim Township Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Adrian Borry said he believed the tractor-trailer and a blue vehicle had been stopped in traffic on Route 30 at the Oregon Pike overpass, just west of the Route 222 on-ramp.
“I can’t say for sure what happened but the silver car and car carrier became involved in the collision,” Borry added.
The blue vehicle was pushed about halfway under the tractor-trailer, trapping an older couple inside, according to Borry.
It took crews about 25 minutes to free the two, who were able to slide out of the car on their own once firefighters made access, he said.
Both were conscious and talking before being taken to the hospital. A middle-aged man driving the silver SUV also was hospitalized.
Manheim Township Fire Rescue Chief Rick Kane said the couple suffered minor injuries while the driver of the silver SUV was “pretty seriously hurt.”
The drivers of the trucks weren’t injured.
Borry said the older couple had a car full of wrapped gifts and apparently were heading to a holiday gathering. Firefighters carefully removed all the presents from the vehicle and took them to the Eden station for safe-keeping until the couple is able to retrieve them, he said.
The crash briefly shut down all of Route 30 eastbound but crews quickly began moving traffic in one lane around the wreck, according to Borry.
Nevertheless, the incident resulted in major traffic backups until the road was completely reopened around 5 p.m.
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 21, 2015 the following:
Two people were taken to a hospital after a minivan and an SUV crashed in Lancaster city Sunday morning, trapping the driver and passenger in the SUV.
The crash happened about 9:50 a.m. at North Lime and East King streets.
The Ford Explorer ended up on its roof on East King, just east of the intersection. Firefighters freed the driver, whose legs were trapped under the steering wheel, and a passenger, city fire Capt. Ken Barton said. Both were taken to Lancaster General Hospital.
The Toyota minivan driver complained of pain, but said she would seek treatment later, Barton said.
Both vehicles were towed away. East King was closed at North Duke for almost an hour. Further details weren’t immediately available.
Two pedestrians were injured in a hit-and-run incident early Sunday in Manheim.
The incident occurred around 1:40 a.m. in the parking lot of The Cat’s Meow, in the 200 block of South Charlotte Street, according to WHP 21 News.
A vehicle struck a man and woman and fled the area. The two were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the report.
Manheim Borough police are continuing to investigate.
A portion of Millersville Pike (Route 999) was closed for about 90 minutes after a bicyclist was struck Sunday afternoon near Bausman in Lancaster Township.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Michelle Drive at 3:45 p.m.
Police arriving at the scene reported a person in their 20s was face-down in the road. The cyclist was conscious but disoriented, according to county dispatch reports.
It wasn’t immediately known if the striking vehicle remained at the scene.
No information about the incident was available from Manheim Township police Sunday.
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 17, 2015 the following:
A person was injured in a car that crashed underneath the flatbed trailer of a tractor-trailer in West Lampeter Township Thursday morning. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. at Beaver Valley Pike and Gypsy Hill Road.
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 10, 2015 the following:
A man struck by a vehicle in East Lampeter Township Tuesday evening is expected to survive, an official said.
The man was crossing the road in the first block of Strasburg Pike, south of Lincoln Highway East and next to Turkey Hill, when he was struck by a northbound vehicle around 5:40 p.m., according to East Lampeter Township police Officer Bryan Kondras.
Kondras said the victim was taken to Lancaster General Hospital but didn’t know his condition Tuesday night. He said the man was conscious and alert at the scene and is expected to survive.
Kondras didn’t identify the victim but said he is in his late 40s and lives in the first block of Strasburg Pike. He said the man was not within a crosswalk when he was struck.
The driver, a man in his 20s, remained at the scene and is not expected to be charged in the crash, Kondras said. workmans comp lawyer
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 7, 2015 the following:
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area of Church Street and Bowman Road in East Hempfield Township while emergency crews deal with a vehicle accident that occurred late Monday morning. Initial reports indicated the crash involved a motorcyclist, who remained down after the incident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m.
Units from Hempfield and West Hempfield fire departments were on the scene along with Susquehanna Valley EMS. The crash had been cleared by early afternoon.
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 6, 2015 the following:
A traffic flagger hit by a vehicle in Brecknock Township Friday afternoon suffered moderate injuries, according to state police.
Police reported that Rose G. Browell, 78, of Narvon, was driving a 2012 Toyota RAV4 south on Oaklyn Drive at the Yellow Hill Road intersection at 2:14 p.m. when she failed to obey a “road closed” sign.
The flagger — Wendy L. Musser, 53, of Reading — was taken to Reading Hospital, police said.
Browell was given a traffic citation.
Lancaster Online is reporting on December 3, 2015 the following:
A motorist was injured in a two-vehicle crash along westbound Route 283 near Elizabethtown early today, a county dispatch supervisor said.
The person was trapped in a wrecked vehicle after the 1:30 a.m. accident just west of Elizabethtown Road.
Firefighters freed the person just before 2 a.m. One person was injured and taken to a hospital.
The road was later reopened to traffic.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 30, 2015 the following:
A driver and passenger were injured when the driver crashed into a utility pole on Lincoln Highway East in Paradise Township on Monday.
The crash happened just before 11 a.m. and caused the road to be closed in both directions for about 20 minutes. It happened in the 3000 block as the driver was heading eastbound.
The injured people were taken to Lancaster General Hospital. The crash was still being investigated and further details weren’t immediately available.
Kinzer Fire Company, Gordonville Fire and EMS Company and Pennsylvania State Police responded.
A head-on collision Sunday morning in Rapho Township sent one of the drivers to the hospital.
The accident happened at 8:58 a.m. on Milton Grove Road near Back Run Road. The driver of one of the cars was entrapped and had to be freed by crews from the Fire Department of Mount Joy.
Manheim Borough police had no additional details on the accident late Sunday morning.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 23, 2015 the following:
A motorcyclist was injured when he was struck by a pickup truck Saturday night in Ephrata.
Brett Stevenson, 36, of Ephrata, was stopped and waiting to make a left turn just before 8 p.m. in the 600 block of East Main Street when his bike was hit from behind by a truck driven by 19-year-old Robert W. Greiner, of Conestoga, according to Ephrata police.
Greiner told police he didn’t see that the bike was stopped and waiting to turn, officials said.
Stevenson was thrown from the motorcycle while the bike became stuck underneath the truck. The truck traveled about 50 feet before coming to a stop on the eastbound shoulder of the roadway, police said.
Stevenson was taken to Lancaster General Hospital where he was listed in fair condition Sunday, according to a nursing supervisor.
Ephrata Ambulance and Pioneer Fire Company assisted at the scene. The roadway was closed in both directions for about an hour.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 20, 2015 the following:
Vehicles crashed into buildings in Lancaster County twice in a half hour on Thursday.
It was the second time in two years a certain home in Lancaster Township was struck by a vehicle, a fire official said.
A pickup truck at around 11 a.m. crashed into the home at 1653 Wabank Road after colliding with a car, Lancaster Township fire Chief Ron Comfort said. The house is southwest of Lancaster, in the northwest corner of the Judie Lane intersection.
A resident was inside, but was not injured, Comfort said. The driver of the truck suffered a minor knee injury, but was not taken to the hospital. The other driver was not injured.
“That’s twice in the last two years,” Comfort said of the home being struck. “A car hit the back of the house (more than a year ago). The pickup truck hit the front.”
Wabank Road and Judie Lane both slope down in the area and some motorists misjudge the intersection, the chief said. Wrecks are generally caused by “too much speed.”
The pickup truck was removed from the home at about 11:45 a.m. A Lancaster County collapse team shored up a wall to stabilize the house at around 12:30 p.m.
Damage to the home was significant, but no early estimate was available because of the unknown cost involved in fixing a shift in the roof, Comfort said. It is not habitable for the time being. The American Red Cross is helping two adults.
Firefighters removed two dogs and 10 puppies from the home. Wabank Road was closed for about two hours. Manheim Township police are investigating.
Another vehicle crashed into two buildings in eastern Lancaster County a half hour before the Wabank Road wreck.
A horse and buggy crashed about two miles south of Strasburg shortly after 7:30 a.m. today.
The crash happened in the 900 block of May Post Office Road, north of White Oak Road, in Strasburg Township.
A woman suffered a leg injury and a second person a head injury, according to county radio dispatches.
It is unclear if another vehicle was involved.
The horse ran away.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 15, 2015 the following:
A two-vehicle crash involving a truck in East Hempfield Township sent one person to the hospital Sunday afternoon.
Police said a tanker truck and a sedan collided at the intersection of Rohrerstown Road and Spring Valley Road about 1:30 p.m. The driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle before being rescued and sent to the hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Sunday in Drumore Township.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of 1146 Lancaster Pike (Route 272), about 1.5 miles south of Buck, just before 4:30 p.m. for a report of a crash involving fire.
State police troopers were first to arrive and reported that one person was trapped in the wreckage, according to radio dispatches. They said no fire was involved.
Fire officials arriving at the scene confirmed heavy entrapment.
Officials at the scene reported a total of three patients but the extent of injuries wasn’t immediately known.
Route 272 remained closed in the area of the crash at 8 p.m.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 10, 2015 the following:
A tractor-trailer crashed on Route 30 between Harrisburg Pike and the Little Conestoga Creek on Wednesday, according to a county dispatch supervisor.
It happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. near Park City Center and Long’s Park.
Two Route 30 west lanes are closed between Harrisburg Pike and Route 741 but traffic is using two other lanes. One of the Route 30 East lanes is also closed.
The westbound tractor-trailer struck the median, sending parts of the median into the eastbound lanes, the dispatch supervisor said. One person was taken to a hospital.
No other vehicles were thought to be involved.
The tractor-trailer was not hauling oil or fuel, but some oil and diesel fuel spilled from its own ruptured tanks, according to the dispatch supervisor.
Two dump trucks were being used in the cleanup process.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 6, 2015 the following:
A 50-year-old Ephrata man was struck by an SUV as he was crossing a street in the borough Thursday evening, police said.
The incident occurred at 6:54 p.m. at the intersection of West Main and North Church streets. The man was in a crosswalk when he was hit, police said.
The man was taken to Lancaster General Hospital. Further details, including his condition, were not immediately available Thursday night.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 3, 2015 the following:
A 55-year-old woman and her dog were struck by a vehicle Monday evening in Lititz.
The woman, who officials did not identify, was taken to Lancaster General Hospital where she was in “very critical” condition late Monday, according to Lititz Borough police.
The injured dog was turned over to a family member.
The two were struck by a southbound vehicle around 5:50 p.m. in the 400 block of Woodcrest Avenue. The driver, who also was not identified, stopped and remained at the scene, police said.
Authorities did not disclose the circumstances of the incident Monday night and said they will release further information when the investigation is complete.
Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at 664-1180.
Two officers from the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
Warwick and Manheim Township EMS, as well as Lititz fire units, also responded.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 2, 2015 the following:
Emergency crews are responding to a crash involving a motorcycle in East Earl Township.
The crash was reported at 11:38 a.m. in the 1000 block of Main Street near New Street, and happened when a vehicle being backed out of a driveway struck a motorcyclist, according to Lancaster County dispatch reports.
A dispatcher said at 12:20 p.m. that the motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with injuries, and that crews were still at the scene. No further details were immediately available.
One person was taken to a hospital following a crash at Landis Valley Road and Route 501 in Warwick Township this morning, according to Lancaster County emergency dispatchers.
The crash was reported at 9:44 a.m., and a dispatcher said at 10:30 a.m. that two vehicles were involved and crews were still on the scene.
No further information was immediately available.
Lancaster Online is reporting on November 1, 2015 the following:
A woman and child were taken to a hospital following a crash Saturday in Martic Township at 12:49 p.m.
State police at Lancaster said Shadi Yousefi, 39, had moderate injuries and it wasn’t known if the 1-year-old girl was injured.
Both were from Towson, Maryland, as were the other two uninjured occupants of the vehicle: Driver Amir H. Najafi, 40, and a 4-year-old girl.
Police said a 17-year-old rmale from Holtwood was driving a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire south on Hilldale Road and hit the front driver’s side of the 2011 BMW X5 that Najafi was driving east on Holtwood Road, which then crashed into the guide rail.
The teen was charged with a stop sign violation, police said. They reported that the adults and teen involved wore seat belts and the children were in child safety seats.
Lancaster Online is reporting on October 29, 2015 the following:
Three people were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday in West Lampeter Township.
A Jeep towing a Toyota hatchback was heading east on Millport Road when it collided with a westbound Lexus SUV on a sharp curve near the entrance to the former Rocky Springs Amusement Park. The collision caused the Toyota to jack-knife into the Jeep.
Three people were taken to Lancaster General Hospital with injuries of unknown extent
Lampeter and Willow Street Fire companies responded to the scene.
Lancaster Online is reporting on October 27, 2015 the following:
A man was hospitalized after his minivan collided with a tractor-trailer Monday in Salisbury Township. The 5:45 p.m. accident initially was reported to be a head-on crash. State police said both vehicles were traveling east on Lincoln Highway — about 1½ miles east of Route 41 — when the minivan rear-ended the tractor-trailer. The driver of the minivan, Donald E. Lemaster, 43, of Kinzers, was freed from the wreckage by firefighters and taken to Lancaster General Hospital.
Gap Fire Chief Troy Wenger Wenger said Lemaster’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Police said he was charged with a passing violation.
The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt.
Lancaster Online is reporting on October 26, 2015 the following:
A passenger was injured in a single-vehicle collision Sunday evening in Ephrata Township in which a car hit a utility pole.
Around 7:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Lavon Brubaker Hoover, 20, of Womelsdorf, was traveling east on Frys Road just past Slate Road when it veered off the road, hit the pole and rolled several times, Ephrata police said.
Hoover wasn’t injured but his passenger was hurt and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital where he was reported to be in critical but stable condition Sunday night, police said.
Assisting at the scene were crews from New Holland Ambulance Association, Fivepointville Ambulance and Martindale Fire Company.
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An accident shut down portions of Paradise Lane and routes 896 and 741 in Strasburg Saturday morning, after police said a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into a truck, which then smashed into a utility pole, shearing it off and pulling wires onto the roadway.
Police said a vehicle driven by James Glass, 63, of Dover, New Jersey, was traveling south on Paradise Lane when it missed a stop sign and went through an intersection, striking the side of a second vehicle, driven by Richard J. Clark, 52, of Kirkwood.
Police said Clark’s vehicle spun clockwise and struck the pole, pulling the power line from a nearby residence.
Both vehicles were towed and the road closed for several hours, but only minor injuries were reported.
Lancaster Online is reporting on October 19, 2015 the following:
Three people were injured in two separate single-vehicle crashes early Sunday morning in East Donegal Township.
In the first crash, a woman was taken to Lancaster General Hospital after crashing her car into the Maytown square just after midnight Saturday.
She was driving north on South River Street when her Saab knocked over two cement pillars and some other items in the square, at South River and High streets.
Police pulled the driver out of the car as smoke was coming from the engine.
Crews from Maytown-East Donegal Township Fire Company and Fire Department Mount Joy responded. Further details weren’t immediately available Sunday.
In the second crash, two people were taken to Lancaster General after the pickup truck they were in crashed head-on into a tree.
The crash happened in front of 4943 Marietta Ave. just east of River Road, about 2:15 a.m. accident lawyer
Lancaster Online is reporting on October 18, 2015 the following:
A man was taken to a hospital after crashing his white Cadillac DTS into a pole and rolling over early Sunday morning.
The crash at Route 30 and Meadow Lane in Paradise Township about 4:30 a.m. closed both directions of Route 30 for about an hour until PPL secured a pole that snapped off and ended up on top of the overturned vehicle.
Pennsylvania State Police reported the driver said he saw a shadow of something run across the highway in front of him, causing him to swerve to avoid hitting it. That’s when he struck the pole head-on.
Paradise Fire Company was on the scene for about 90 minutes.
The extent of the driver’s injuries wasn’t immediately available.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on October 14, 2015 the following:
Emergency units responded to a crash involving a police vehicle in Columbia Borough Tuesday afternoon.
The accident was reported just before 4:30 p.m. at North Fifth Street (Route 462) and Walnut Street.
One person was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by firefighters. The individual was taken to Lancaster General Hospital with unknown injuries.
The Columbia officer involved in the crash was reported to be out of the vehicle and walking around.
Columbia Fire Chief Scott Ryno said the officer was responding to a reported robbery at the time of the crash.
State police are investigating but released no information about the incident Tuesday night.
Lancaster Online is reporting on October 7, 2015 the following:
Two people were seriously injured in a vehicle accident Tuesday in Salisbury Township, near Gap.
The crash occurred at 4:40 p.m. in the 5800 block of Buena Vista Road and was reported with entrapment and ejection.
A fire official arriving at the scene confirmed that one person was ejected from one of the vehicles and that another person was trapped in the wreckage, according to radio dispatches.
A medical helicopter was placed on standby but was later released.
One of the drivers, 23-year-old Kevin Ferguson, of Gap, was in critical condition late Tuesday at Lancaster General Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor.
The other driver, 56-year-old Edward Draves III, of Elverson, was listed in serious condition at LGH.
State police said Ferguson was heading west on Buena Vista Road at an “excessive” speed when his Chevrolet Impala slid on some gravel on a slight turn in the road. The vehicle slid along the road, blocking both lanes of travel.
Draves, who was driving a Chevrolet HHR east on Buena Vista Road, struck Ferguson’s vehicle.
Upon impact, Ferguson’s car traveled onto the hood of Draves’ vehicle and eventually came to rest on its passenger side, according to state police.
State police did not indicate which driver was ejected from the wreckage. The investigating officer was not available for comment Tuesday night.
Police said Ferguson will be cited with driving too fast for conditions.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on October 2, 2015 the following:
A two-vehicle crash injured three people and closed Routes 222 and 272 in southern Lancaster County early today.
It happened just before 5:30 a.m. near Nottingham Road (Route 272) in Fulton Township.
Firefighters freed two people from a pickup truck. Both of them and the driver of a car were taken to an area hospital with injuries.
State police are investigating.
Route 222 is closed in both directions. Northbound motorists are having to turn around at a church parking lot near the intersection.
Utility wires are hanging low in the area.
Route 272 is also closed. Traffic is being diverted onto Warfel Road so motorists can get back onto Route 272.
It is the latest incident to affect traffic in the area. The closure of the Norman Wood Bridge earlier this week has also forced some motorists onto alternate routes. workmans comp attorney
A woman was trapped for about 20 minutes after a vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Martic Township.
The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Holtwood Road, near Magnolia Lane.
The woman’s Chevrolet Impala went off the road and into a creek, according to a fire official.
The driver was taken to Lancaster General Hospital but the extent of her injuries wasn’t immediately known.
State police are investigating.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on October 1, 2015 the following:
A worker was injured when a walkway collapsed Wednesday night at Esbenshade Farms in Mount Joy Township.
Emergency crews initially were called to the farm, at 2036 Mount Pleasant Road, at 8:50 p.m. for a report of a building collapse with entrapment.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that a walkway inside a chicken house had collapsed, dropping a man 12 to 16 feet, according to Mount Joy Assistant Fire Chief Mason Brandt.
He said the worker, reported to be age 35, had been trapped under some metal but was quickly freed. Brandt said the man was helped from the building and to a waiting ambulance. He said he didn’t know how seriously the man was hurt.
The county’s rescue task force was placed on standby as a precaution but was not needed because there was no structural damage to the building, according to Brandt.
He said it wasn’t clear what caused the walkway to collapse.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on September 21, 2015 the following:
A person was injured when a dump truck overturned along Route 30 east in West Hempfield Township Monday, a county dispatch supervisor said.
Route 30 east was closed at Stony Battery Road shortly after the crash around 8:30 a.m. The wreck happened on the entrance ramp from Stony Battery Road to Route 30 east, according to dispatches.
The dump truck ended up on its side on the property of Lift Inc., 3745 Hempland Road, Mountville.
One person was being transported to Lancaster General Hospital with an injury.
Forty gallons of diesel fuel from a ruptured saddle tank was spilled and crews were also working to contain hydraulic fluid that spilled from the dump truck.
A hazardous materials team duty officer was called to the scene.
Route 30 east was expected to remain closed until 10 or 11 a.m. Route 30 west was open in the area.
State police said Sunday they have cited the driver of a taxi that collided with a school bus in southern Lancaster County earlier this month.
Police said Edwin D. Hernandez, 40, of Lancaster, “pulled into the intersection without clearance” when he drove onto Route 222 from Goshen Mill Road in Fulton Township about 8:20 a.m. on Sept. 10.
Both vehicles required towing. Hernandez was slightly injured and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital, according to an earlier report.
Hamby’s child was the only other person on the bus. Neither was injured, state police said.
Police cited Hernandez for allegedly failing to yield right-of-way at a stop sign.
A motorcyclist was injured when he crashed his cycle on Lincoln Highway East (Route 462) near Highland Drive on Saturday night.
The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. The rider was taken to Lancaster General Hospital, a county dispatch supervisor said. Radio dispatches indicated his injuries were serious.
Additional details were not immediately available.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on September 16, 2015 the following:
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Manor Township.
A fire official said a Chrysler minivan rolled twice after colliding with a Honda Civic just before 5:30 p.m. at Eastman Avenue and Temple Avenue.
An adult and two children were reported to be injured but the severity of their injuries wasn’t available Tuesday night.
Lancaster Online is reporting on September 15, 2015 the following:
A motorcyclist crashed in East Earl Township Tuesday morning, according to county radio dispatches.
It happened along Route 897 near Precast Road at 7:40 a.m.
The cyclist was lying down in a field and was reportedly in and out of consciousness.
Lancaster Online is reporting on September 10, 2015 the following:
One person was injured when a Solanco school bus and a taxi cab crashed in Fulton Township Thursday morning.
The man driving the taxi cab suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital, Robert Fulton Fire Chief Tracy Tomlinson said. He had no passengers.
The bus driver and her child were the only ones on the bus, according to Tomlinson and Solanco School District spokesman Keith Kaufman. Neither was injured.
The wreck happened shortly before 8:30 at Route 222 and Goshen Mill Road, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications.
Tomlinson said it appeared the bus was traveling south on Route 222 and the taxi cab was pulling out onto Route 222 from Goshen Mill Road when they collided.
Both vehicles were towed, Kaufman said.
State police are investigating.
Lancaster Online is reporting on September 8, 2015 the following:
A Ford Explorer that turned the wrong way down a one-way street took down a fence and traversed a yard Sunday afternoon in Lancaster city before hitting the front porch of a home.
Police said the driver, a teenage boy, sustained minor injuries. He had no passengers, and no one else was harmed.
The incident in the 500 block of South Plum Street was reported at 12:01 p.m.
A neighbor who identified himself as Noel Pagan reported that he saw the whole thing.
Pagan said a police officer was in a vehicle parked in that block when the driver of the Explorer turned the wrong way into the street. The Explorer then hit a fence near the porch of corner property at 1 Chester St., traveled through the fenced yard — narrowly missing a light post — and went out the other end of the fence before crossing the street and stopping in the porch of 517 South Plum St.
Other bystanders reported that the driver revved the engine at several points during the incident.
“I was inside,” said Luz Acosta, who owns the home at 1 Chester St. She said it sounded like an earthquake, and that she was glad her mother — 87-year-old Juana Matos — who often sits on the porch, was not doing so when the Explorer came through.
“She would have had a heart attack,” Acosta said. She reported that her grandchildren often play in the fenced yard and had called earlier that day about coming over, but that she had told them not to because she had some shopping to do.
Taylor Walden, who said he bought the home at 517 S. Plum St. a few years ago, said he was on the third floor of the brick building when the Explorer hit its porch.
“I swear I thought my piano fell over,” he said.
City fire Capt. Ken Barton said the crash did extensive damage to the porch and popped off a wheel of the Explorer, but did not apparently damage the rest of the home.
Barton said that was the second vehicle-into-structure incident of the day. The first was early this morning, into the corner of the Brookshire Printing building in the 200 block of Hazel Street.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on September 3, 2015 the following:
A PennDOT dump truck got stuck under a bridge over Route 222 in Manheim Township Thursday morning, shutting down the southbound lanes and injuring the driver, authorities said.
The truck driver was working along Route 222 shortly after 11 a.m. and “forgot he had the dump bed up,” township police Lt. Tom Rudzinski said. The front part of the truck continued through under the Eden Road overpass but the dump bed became detached and got wedged underneath the bridge.
The driver suffered minor injuries, Rudzinski said.
Route 222 south was shut down between the Oregon Pike (Route 272) exit and Route 30 at around 11:45 a.m. It was not expected the highway would remain closed for very long, he said.
Engineers did an initial examination of the bridge and described damage as “cosmetic,” Rudzinski said. They planned to reinspect it after the dump truck bed was removed.
Rudzinski did not know what, if anything, the truck was carrying. He also did not immediately know if the driver would face any charges.
Lancaster Online is reporting on September 2, 2015 the following:
One person was injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon in East Earl Township.
The accident occurred in the 600 block of Reading Road (Route 625) around 3:15 p.m. Initial reports indicated there were no other vehicles involved.
The rider was taken to the hospital but the person’s condition wasn’t available Tuesday night.
Reading Road was closed from Center Church Road to East Black Creek Road for about an hour as crews cleared the wreckage.
An East Earl Township officer said no information about the crash was available Tuesday night.
About 30 minutes later, crews in southern Lancaster County responded to a crash in Colerain Township involving two motorcycles.
One person was reported to be down in the road with a head injury, according to county dispatchers.
One patient was transported to Lancaster General Hospital. State police are investigating.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 31, 2015 the following:
Police said four males with obvious injuries fled after their car overturned Sunday night in Lancaster city.
Multiple people called 911 after the Mazda sedan crashed into a parked car and overturned in front of 425 Manor Street, just west of West King Street, shortly before 10 p.m.
The crash initially was reported with entrapment but officers heading to the area were advised that the occupants of the car ran away.
Police said they notified area hospitals to be on the look out for persons who may have been involved in the crash.
Sgt. Jason Ziegler said police don’t believe the occupants are seriously hurt. Witnesses said they appeared “sort of bloody and banged up.”
Ziegler said police tracked down the owner of the vehicle who told officers the car had been stolen.
Police remained at the scene late Sunday. Manor Street was closed from West King Street to Dorwart Street following the crash.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 21, 2015 the following:
Firefighters had to free a woman from her vehicle after a two-car crash Thursday night near Gap.
Crews from Christiana Fire Company and Gap Fire Rescue were dispatched around 8:15 p.m. to 5643 Strasburg Road, just east of Simmontown Road, in Sadsbury Township for a report of a crash with entrapment.
They arrived to find a Jeep on its side and a woman trapped in a gold sedan that had severe front-end damage.
A fire official did not know the extent of injury to either driver.
State police are investigating. No additional information was available late Thursday.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 20, 2015 the following:
At least five people were taken to the hospital after a Red Rose Transit bus collided with a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in West Earl Township.
The crash occurred around 3:20 p.m. at 3919 Oregon Pike (Route 272), in front of Oregon Pike Motors, at the intersection of Stone Quarry Road.
Police said the bus was traveling north on Oregon Pike behind a small, red car when the driver of the car abruptly slowed.
Trying to avoid a collision, the bus driver swerved to the left, striking a southbound Toyota Prius, officials said.
According to initial reports from the scene, there were nine people on the bus at the time of the crash. Three were reported to be injured.
A man and woman riding in the Prius also were hurt.
West Earl Township police said they didn’t know the conditions of the injured persons but said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
The crash remains under investigation. Police ask anyone with information to contact Officer Wendell Metzler at 859-1411
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 17, 2015 the following:
And this little piggy did not go to market.
Actually, it’s 300 to 500 pounds.
The swine was the only one that escaped from a tractor-trailer hauling 80 full-grown pigs when the trailer overturned on the Route 30 East ramp to get onto Route 222 North in Manheim Township, police said. It happened shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.
The ramp is expected to remain closed most of the day, township police Lt. Tom Rudzinski said. Police hope it will be reopened in time for rush hour.
The driver was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Rudzinski said.
Firefighters tried to corral the escaped pig, but it eluded them and hustled down an embankment and through brush, he said. It ran in a southeast direction toward the Grandview Heights and Homeland developments before it disappeared.
“The pig is 300 to 500 pounds,” Rudzinski said. “The chances of someone catching it are not good. They will need assistance.”
He asked anyone who sees the pig to call Lancaster County-Wide Communications at 664-1180.
Shortly after noon, the remaining pigs were being loaded onto another truck, Rudzinski said. The overturned tractor-trailer will have to be uprighted before the ramp will reopen.
Police are hoping the ramp can reopen by rush hour, he said. The Route 222 South ramp to Route 30 East may also have to be closed at certain times during the work.
Rudzinski urged eastbound motorists on Route 30 to get off on Oregon Pike (Route 272) to avoid the traffic backups. If they miss that, they should get off Route 30 at New Holland Avenue (Route 23).
Police are still investigating to determine what caused the rollover.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 13, 2015 the following:
Cars ran off the road in separate one-vehicle crashes Wednesday in East Donegal Township.
The top of a tree got sheared off but no one was injured in a one-vehicle crash around 3:30 p.m. along Route 743 (Maytown Road) near Village Square Drive, just south of Maytown.
The vehicle went off the road at a slight curve and rolled on its side and down an embankment into an area of bushes and trees, according to Susquehanna Regional police Sgt. A.J. Hall.
It took emergency crews about 15 minutes to get the driver out of the car.
The other crash happened just after 7:20 p.m. when a car went off the road in front of 1678 Colebrook Road, hitting a mailbox and then a telephone pole, Hall said.
A passenger in the car was taken to the hospital, but Hall said no one was seriously injured.
Hall said both crashes looked a lot worse than they actually were.
Lancaster Online is reporting on August 11, 2015 the following:
Motorists are being redirected around a crash on Manheim Pike in Manheim Township, a county dispatch supervisor said.
A car and tractor-trailer crashed at around 6:15 a.m. in the 1400 block of Manheim Pike (Route 72), near West Roseville Road.
The car reportedly ended up underneath the tractor-trailer and a person was trapped, but not thought to be injured, according to county radio dispatches.
The person was freed from the wreckage in half an hour.
Route 72 was closed in both directions between West Roseville Road, which is just north of Route 30, and Plaza Boulevard, which leads to Park City Center.
A 73-year-old Ephrata woman was in serious condition at Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday evening after a two-vehicle crash on Division Highway (Route 322) outside Ephrata.
Borough police said a vehicle driven by Shirley Wilk, 73, of Ephrata, pulled out of a dental office driveway in the 1200 block of Route 322, just east of the Route 222 interchange, about 3:25 p.m. and collided with a vehicle driven eastbound by Christopher Green, 41, of Phoenixville.
“Wilk was confined in her vehicle for about 15 minutes,” police said, until Ephrata Ambulance and Ephrata and Akron fire company personnel could free her. She was taken by ambulance to LGH. Green was treated at the scene.
The road was shut down in both directions for about 30 minutes, police said. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed, they said.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 283 westbound Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
A silver Toyota RAV4 went off the road after it and a gold Chevrolet HHR collided near the Route 772 interchange around 3:45 p.m.
The driver and passenger in the Toyota and the driver of the Chevrolet were taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, a Fire Dept. Mount Joy chief officer said.
The incident closed one lane of Route 283 westbound and backed up traffic. The lane remained closed as of 4:45 p.m., while the vehicles were being removed, but was expected to reopen within an hour, the officer said.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 6, 2015 the following:
Police who responded to a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Warwick Township said they found syringes and “suspected heroin” in the possession of the driver allegedly at fault.
Alexander Torres-Melendez, 37, of Lititz, was driving a 2004 Toyota sedan eastbound on East Newport Road near Skyview Lane about 8:35 a.m. when he crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2004 Chevrolet sedan driven by Kenneth Lee Martin, 37, of New Holland, Northern Lancaster County Regional police said.
Martin was taken to Lancaster General Hospital with “moderate” injuries, police said. He was in fair condition Wednesday evening, a nursing supervisor said.
When police searched Torres-Melendez and his vehicle, they said they found syringes and what appeared to be heroin. Chemical tests are pending.
“Numerous witness accounts” said Torres-Melendez was driving erratically and crossed the center line multiple times before the crash, police said.
Torres-Melendez was not injured, police said.
Police were assisted by the Rothsville Fire Co., Rothsville Ambulance and Warwick Ambulance.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 5, 2015 the following:
About 30 passengers were aboard an RRTA bus when it crashed Tuesday afternoon into the Penn Square Parking Garage on South Duke Street.
Medics got the bus driver out and performed chest compressions before transporting her to the hospital, a witness said.
Others were injured as well but not seriously, police said.
The crash into the garage and several cars happened about 4:13 p.m.
Police closed South Duke Street between East Orange and East Vine streets, creating congestion at rush hour.
The bus may have cracked the garage wall, but did not crash through it, the witness said.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 4, 2015 the following:
A portion of Beaver Valley Pike near Old Road in Strasburg Township was closed Monday after a pickup truck left the roadway.
The vehicle went down an embankment and ended up in some trees around 3:40 p.m., Refton Fire Chief Wesley Hicks said.
The driver and only occupant, a man in his 60s, escaped with only minor injuries, Hicks said. He was examined at the scene and released.
“He’s very lucky,” the chief said.
Traffic was being detoured onto Old Road while crews recovered the truck, Hicks said. He said he expected Beaver Valley Pike to reopen by about 6:15 p.m.
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Emergency responders were called to the scene of a crash on Route 222 northbound shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
County dispatch officials said one vehicle had overturned. Manheim Township police said the road was open as of 7 p.m., but could not immediately provide details of the incident.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on August 2, 2015 the following:
Two boats collided, injuring one, Sunday afternoon on the Susquehanna River in Manor Township, near Long Level Marina.
Three rescue boats were dispatched to the scene for a water rescue at around 3:37 p.m.
Reports to emergency dispatchers said a house boat and a Boston Whaler collided with one boat resting on top of the other. Later, one of the boats was starting to sink and the other was drifting away, dispatchers said. The boats were near Lock 2 on the York County side of the river.
At 4:02 p.m., crews on the scene said both boats were still floating and had been secured.
One man was injured with a head injury and was taken to a hospital.
Rescue crews responded to “two people on the ground” after a motorcycle crash at around 9:40 p.m. Friday.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Buck and Hollow roads in East Drumore Township. A supervisor with Lancaster County-wide Communications said both people were riding a single motorcycle at the time of the accident.
Both people were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, the supervisor said. Neither the extent of their injuries nor the cause of the crash was immediately available.
The crash scene was cleared before 11 p.m.
Lancaster Online is reporting on July 27, 2015 the following:
A sport utility vehicle struck a porch in Earl Township in what police said was a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles on Saturday morning.
According to police, Troy Fawber, 53, of Manheim was driving his Jeep east on West Main Street (Route 23) at Voganville Road around 7:45 a.m. when police said traffic slowed down and Fawber’s vehicle struck a vehicle in front of it, causing the crash.
One person was taken to the hospital for complaints of chest pain. A column on the porch and some bushes were knocked down.
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Multiple rescue crews responded Friday to a two-car crash in Fulton Township.
The accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of Lancaster Pike at Joy Lane.
The initial police dispatch said someone was ejected from a vehicle after the collision. A Lancaster County-wide Communications supervisor was unable to verify the severity of the accident Friday evening.
A witness said there were “minor to moderate injuries” being treated at the scene.
Nearly 1,000 accidents involving large trucks occurred in Lancaster County in the past four years, according to the federal government.
There were 982 such accidents from 2011 through February 2015, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That ranked Lancaster County fourth in the state, behind only Allegheny, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey cited the county-by-county federal crash data this week as he argued against a plan to allow longer tractor-trailers on Pennsylvania highways. He wants the provision removed from a federal transportation, housing and urban development appropriations bill.
Casey spokesman John Rizzo said the bill likely face a Senate vote in the fall.
Related: Study finds 27% of major roads here in poor shape
Casey says the provision to allow longer trucks would make travel more dangerous and increase the strain on Pennsylvania’s aging highways and bridges. It would allow 85-foot double tractor-trailer trucks, in contrast to the 53-foot single-trailer trucks currently on Pennsylvania highways.
The provision has already passed the House.
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“The simple fact is that bigger trucks on the road mean the potential for larger accidents and increased dangers for our children and families,” Casey said in a press release. “Adding bigger, heavier trucks on the road will only put an additional strain on our already aging infrastructure.”
According to The Associated Press, police organizations oppose the measure, while trucking organizations support it as a way to improve efficiency. Jim Runk of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that longer trailers wouldn’t jeopardize safety and weight limits would remain the same.
Lancaster Online is reporting on July 19, 2015 the following:
Fire police have shut down a section of Blue Rock Road in Manor Township after a vehicle crashed into a telephone pole this morning.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to 3717 Blue Rock Rd., near Central Manor Elementary School, at 10:18 a.m for reports of a vehicle that flipped five times before hitting a pole, according to county radio.
One person was injured in the accident.
Telephone wires were four feet off the ground, but no electrical wires were down, responders reported.
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Emergency crews were called to Clay Road and East Newport Road in Warwick Township at 7:39 p.m. for a reported vehicle accident with injuries.
Initial reports on county radio communications said several ambulances were called.
No other information was immediately available
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A Maryland man driving erratically Thursday on Route 272 in Providence Township caused a “mass casualty incident” involving five other vehicles, police said.
The first crash occurred on Lancaster Pike (272) near Mount Airy Road and the last happened just south of Schoolhouse Road, police reported.
Lancaster County-wide Communications reported multiple injuries, including at least one entrapment, at the time of the accident.
The accident was reported at 3:38 p.m. Thursday. Route 272 was closed between Mount Airy and Truce roads for several hours, emergency dispatchers said.
According to a release Friday from state police, a black GMC pickup truck driven by Michael Wisniewski, 58, of Conowingo, Maryland, was heading south on Route 272 when it passed two vehicles “at a high rate of speed” in the area of Mount Airy Road. Wisniewski’s truck then struck a white Jeep in the rear; the Jeep pulled off the road, by Wisniewski continued driving south, police said.
Wisniewski crossed a double yellow line to pass several more vehicles, police said, and was heading for a pickup truck hauling a trailer. That driver swerved out of the way, but Wisniewski’s truck hit the trailer and kept going.
Wisniewski next hit the rear of a silver GMC Envoy that was stopped for a left turn onto Schoolhouse Road, police said. The impact forced the Envoy into the northbound lane and into the path of a silver Toyota, which it struck head-on.
Wisniewski continued south, crossing again into the northbound lane and crashing into a green Toyota sedan, police said. Both vehicles went off the road.
Multiple police, fire and EMS units responded to the scene. First responders called for a helicopter, but it was recalled and sent instead to a fatal crash in Strasburg Township.
All drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment. Wisniewski was in fair condition Friday evening, according to a Lancaster General Hospital spokeswoman.
State police did not release any information about charges pending against Wisniewski.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on July 13, 2015 the following:
Two people were taken to the hospital after a minivan slammed into a house along Route 30 in eastern Lancaster County Friday, an official said.
The minivan was headed east shortly after 10:30 a.m. when it went off the road for an unknown reason and struck a home at 5706 Lincoln Highway in Salisbury Township, according to Rob Beiler, a safety officer at Gap Fire & Rescue. It is near the Chester County border.
Firefighters freed the driver from the wrecked vehicle in about 15 minutes by taking off a car door and two car posts, he said. The driver, a man, and his passenger, a woman, were transported to an area hospital with “moderate injuries.”
No one was inside the home at the time of the accident, Beiler said. The home is about 50 feet from the road.
It is owned by Brian and Tammy Groff, according to county property records.
“There was extensive damage to the car and the house,” Beiler said. No early estimate of damage to the home was available, but it will certainly be in the thousands of dollars.
There were no fears of any part of the home collapsing, he said.
Beiler did not know what caused the driver to go off the road. State police are investigating.
A lane of traffic in each direction was allowed through in the area during the incident and there were no major traffic problems, Beiler said.
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Rescue crews responded Thursday afternoon to a “mass casualty incident” on Route 272 in Providence Township.
The incident apparently involved a collision of at least five vehicles on Lancaster Pike at Schoolhouse Road. Lancaster County-wide Communications reported multiple injuries, including at least one entrapment.
The accident was reported at 3:37 p.m. Thursday. Route 272 was closed between Mount Airy and Truce roads but has since re-opened, county emergency dispatchers said.
The accident apparently involved a pickup truck that was driving erratically when it tried to pass and struck several vehicles. First responders called for a helicopter to come to the scene; however, the helicopter was recalled and sent instead to a head-on collision in Strasburg Township.
Multiple police, fire and EMS units responded to the scene.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on July 13, 2015 the following:
A woman was taken to the hospital after being ejected from a vehicle in an accident in Martic Township Sunday morning.
The accident was just before 11 a.m. along the 400 block of Drytown Road, at Pencroft Drive North, according to emergency dispatches.
The area is north of Muddy Run park in the southwestern part of Lancaster County.
It is believed the accident involved a lone vehicle.
The vehicle was upside down along the side of the road when rescuers arrived at the scene.
Witnesses said the woman was talking to emergency officials at the scene.
Her name was not released by Lancaster state police on Sunday.
Along with state police, EMS and fire crews responded to the accident.
A woman suffered a broken ankle while rock climbing Sunday morning in Conestoga Township.
A call came into Lancaster County-wide Communications at 11:21 a.m. Sunday reporting a 27-year-old woman had fallen while climbing off Green Hill Road near Brenner Quarry Road along the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, north of the Muddy Run recreation area.
According to county radio transmissions, the woman was unable to walk out of the area and needed help.
Conestoga, New Danville and Blue Rock fire companies and Lancaster EMS responded to the scene. Firefighters reported that she was having trouble breathing.
A crew used a four-wheel drive vehicle to get to the woman, then transported her from the scene along the Susquehanna River to a waiting ambulance on Brenner Quarry Road.
The woman was taken to the hospital 45 minutes after the first firefighters arrived.
Emergency crews responded to two motorcycle accidents that occurred within 6 minutes of each other in different parts of Lancaster County.
The first occurred at 7:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 222 northbound in West Earl Township, near the Pool Road crossing.
The second occurred at 7:14 p.m. at the intersection of routes 241 and 441 in Conoy Township.
A supervisor with Lancaster County-wide Communications said both incidents were single-vehicle accidents, and both cyclists sustained only minor injuries.
The intersection in Conoy was closed temporarily.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on July 12, 2015 the following:
A woman was taken to the hospital after being ejected from a vehicle in an accident in Martic Township Sunday morning.
The accident just before 11 a.m. along the 400 block of Drytown Road, at Pencroft Drive North, according to emergency dispatches.
The area is north of Muddy Run park in the southwestern part of Lancaster County.
It is believed the accident involved a lone vehicle.
Lancaster state police, EMS and fire officials have responded to the scene.
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A three-car collision closed Lincoln Highway and Old Philadelphia Pike, east of Lancaster, for about 90 minutes Friday night.
The crash occurred at around 11:35 p.m. in front of Weis Markets in East Lampeter Township.
Two people were taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment of injuries. Their condition is unknown.
East Lampeter Township police are investigating the crash.
A Mitsubishi SUV rolled over and ended up on its side. Both the SUV and an Acura with extensive front-end damage had to be cut open by firefighters to free the occupants.
A third vehicle, a Mercedes ML 550, had moderate damage to the front end. All three vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
A grocery manager from Weis extinguished a small fire in the Mitsubishi before the fire department arrived on the scene, a witness said
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Lancaster Online is reporting on July 8, 2015 the following:
A single-vehicle accident in East Cocalico Township ended with a car rolling into the porch of a home in the 700 block of South Ridge Road.
The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday when a Volkswagen Jetta hit a telephone pole, then glanced off a tree before rolling into the porch of the home, according to Shawn Hilton, deputy chief of the Denver Fire Company.
Hilton said the driver suffered only minor injuries in the crash.
A woman who lived at the house was there at the time of the accident and had recently been out in front of the house weeding, Hilton said.
She was uninjured in the crash, Hilton said.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on July 6, 2015 the following:
Four people were reportedly injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Providence Township in southern Lancaster County.
Emergency crews were dispatched to Route 272 south near Pennsy Road just before 10 p.m.
Initial reports indicated that one vehicle had overturned and one male was lying in the road but was conscious.
The severity of injuries wasn’t immediately known, however, a witness at the scene said none appeared to be serious.
At least two people were taken to Lancaster General Hospital.
Lancaster Online is reporting on July 2, 2015 the following:
An Ephrata woman was injured Wednesday after she tried to retrieve something she dropped from her vehicle while at a drive-through ATM.
Joy Oberholtzer, 30, of Ephrata, was pinned by the door of her minivan, a post and the ground when her minivan unexpectedly coasted backward at the Susquehanna Bank drive-through, 1300 W. Main St., Ephrata, Ephrata Police said.
Oberholtzer’s foot also got entangled in her minivan’s wheel well.
Rescue crews and fire departments assisted in extricating her, police said.
She was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated and released
Lancaster Online is reporting on June 29, 2015 the following:
A vehicle flipped over with four people inside in an accident Sunday afternoon in Providence Township.
The accident was at 1550 Rawlinsville Road, near the intersection with Stump Road.
After the vehicle rolled, all four people got out on their own.
The vehicle, a small, four-door sedan, ended up off the road, with major damage.
Emergency workers tended to their injuries and all four were transported to the hospital for further treatment.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on June 18, 2015 the following:
Traffic was detoured for several hours as officials investigated an accident in East Hempfield Township Thursday afternoon.
The 11:44 a.m. accident happened at Running Pump and Old Tree roads. Police said two people were taken to Lancaster General Hospital but did not release their names or information about injuries.
Fire police detoured motorists as the wreckage was cleared from the scene.
Temporarily closed were: Running Pump Road, between Marietta and Columbia avenues; and Old Tree Road, from Rohrerstown and Running Pump roads.
Two cars were involved in the crash. One had front-end damage and the other had passenger-side damage.
East Hempfield Township police are asking any witnesses to contact them at 898-3103.
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Three people were reported to be injured in an accident in Manheim Township early Wednesday afternoon.
The 1:28 p.m. accident was near the intersection of Manheim Pike and Abraso Street, north of the Manheim Pike/Dillerville Road intersection and just north of Lancaster.
Traffic was being detoured around the accident area. Further details on the accident, and the severity of the injuries, were not immediately available.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on June 16, 2015 the following:
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Route 222 in Manheim Township, police said.
Anthony D. Stine, 20, of Elizabethtown, was driving south on Route 222, north of Landis Valley Road, Manheim Township police Lt. Tom Rudzinski said.
Stine’s vehicle at 3:15 p.m. crossed the center median and entered the northbound lanes, striking a vehicle being driven by Dale K. Weber, 58, of Reinholds, Rudzinski said.
Two people had to be freed from a pickup truck by emergency personnel, according to radio dispatch reports.
Stine and a passenger in his vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries, Rudzinski said.
An Ephrata man was injured in a two-car crash in Akron Tuesday, police said.
Benjamin Ressler, 37, was driving a Ford Taurus west in the 3200 block of Rothsville Road shortly after 10 a.m., Akron Borough Police Chief Tom Zell said. Ressler struck the back of an Acura driven by Donald Clark, 61, of Ephrata, which had stopped to make a left turn onto Fulton Street.
Ephrata Ambulance took Ressler to Ephrata Community Hospital with apparent moderate injuries, Zell said. Clark and his passenger were not injured.
Rothsville Road was closed in the area for a time.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on June 15, 2015 the following:
Crews responded to a crash on Route 222 South near East Mohler Church Road in Ephrata Township, according to county radio dispatches.
A vehicle was reportedly on its side in the 5:15 a.m. wreck.
One person was freed from the wrecked vehicle about 15 minutes after the crash and was being treated by EMS.
One southbound lane was closed in the area for a short time, Ephrata police said.
Thousands and thousands of mayflies swarmed the lights on the Route 462 bridge, died and fell to the road, causing three motorcycle crashes, a fire official said. The coating of dead mayflies (also called shadflies) was about an inch thick.
RELATED: Mayfly swarms briefly close bridge again Sunday night
At 10:30 p.m., a motorist stopped at the Wrightsville Fire Department station and reported an eastbound motorcycle had crashed on the Wrightsville side of the bridge, Wrightsville Fire Chief Chad Livelsberger said. Firefighters encountered a surreal scene.
“It was like a blizzard in June, but instead of snow, it was mayflies,” Livelsberger said. Dead mayflies about an inch thick covered a large section of the bridge.
“It was very slick, almost like ice,” the chief said. “It was hard to stop, in
the engine and the vehicles.” Livelsberger’s pickup truck skidded to a stop. “When you go to pull out, all your tires would do was spin.”
The black mayflies are close to 2 inches long and a quarter-inch wide, Livelsberger said. “It looks like a meal worm with wings.”
While tending the motorcyclist, emergency responders saw another eastbound motorcycle crash onto its side at the slight bend in the road near the Wrightsville side of the bridge.
Columbia Borough Fire Chief Scott Ryno arrived and agreed with Livelsberger that dangerous conditions warranted closing the road, Livelsberger said.
“Visibility was zero for maybe a quarter mile (across the bridge) from the York County shore,” he said. There were not as many mayflies on the Columbia side of the bridge, but enough to cause a third motorcycle crash close to the Columbia shore just before the road was shut down around 11 p.m.
Traffic crawled across the bridge before it was shut down amidst the mayflies invasion.
“They were getting in our mouth,” he said. “We had to close our eyes. We had to swat them away. Even when we got back, it felt like bugs were crawling in you.”
Mayflies flew in their shirts and holes in their vehicles, Livelsberger said. More than a hundred mayflies flew into his personal vehicle in the time it took him to open the door and get inside.
“We had to rip our radiators off” to clean the bugs out, he said.
A PennDOT crew used a street sweeper to clean the mayflies from the bridge, he said. Fire police reopened the road around midnight, after the swarm of mayflies began to wane.
Three men suffered minor road rashes in the motorcycle crashes and did not require medical transport, Livelsberger said. He believes all the wrecks were not serious enough to be reportable, but the motorcycles were damaged.
Livelsberger grew up in Wrightsville and has served as chief since 2012 and in other positions at the fire company since 1998.
“I never saw anything like it,” he said of Thursday night’s mayflies invasion. Last year, mayflies piled up on the sidewalks along the bridge but “that did no justice to what we saw (Thursday night). I never saw the bridge get that covered with mayflies that it impaired people’s driving.”
Livelsberger did not know whether to expect a similar explosion of mayflies again in coming days. No special monitoring is planned, he said, but firefighters will be ready to respond to any reports the bugs are back.
West Hempfield Township police Officer Brad Rohrbaugh could not confirm how many accidents there were, saying Wrightsville police and Columbia Borough police also investigate crashes on the portions of the bridge stretching over land.
Those departments did not immediately return phone calls Sunday.
Livelsberger blamed the new type of lighting on the Route 462 bridge with attracting the mayflies. The bridge’s new art deco lights were installed last year as part of a $2.1 million renovation project.
Experts explained the mayflies phenomenon last year.
The bugs hatch from the Susquehanna River and gravitate en masse to the lights.
For years, the bridge was lit by lights on long poles well above the decking. But the new lights, placed on where they were when the bridge opened in 1930, are only about 10 feet above the road surface.
That’s like a magnet for emerging mayflies, who mate in large clouds. The males die promptly while the females lay their eggs and then also die.
There are reportedly more than 300 very similar looking species of mayflies in Pennsylvania.
The effort to restore the lights to their original appearance was a long effort headed by Rivertownes PA USA, a nonprofit group.
Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz last year said residents liked the historically correct new appearance of the bridge and boaters liked the lights because they could see rocks in the river while fishing at night.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on June 8, 2015 the following:
A three-vehicle accident in Lancaster City has left at least two motorists with injuries, witnesses said.
Lancaster City police and other emergency personnel are at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 1:35 p.m. Monday at East Orange and North Marshall streets.
An eyewitness said he saw a vehicle go through a stop sign on Marshall and then collide with a pickup truck that was traveling on Orange.
The two vehicles then collided with a third that was driving past the intersection, the witness said.
The severity of the injuries could not be immediately determined.
The East Orange/North Marshall intersection is on the eastern side of the city, next to Lancaster County Prison and near Reservoir Park.
Lancaster Online is reporting on June 1, 2015 the following:
A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash Sunday in Columbia.
The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. near North 2nd Street and Chestnut Street.
Few details were available but a Lancaster County-Wide Communications supervisor described the crash as “serious” and said the rider was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The area was closed for several hours as officials investigated.
No information about the crash was available from Columbia police Sunday.
Lancaster Online is reporting on May 27, 2015 the following:
Three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Penn Township Wednesday morning, according to county radio dispatches.
A cement truck and two cars wrecked at Fruitville Pike and Lititz Road shortly before 7 a.m.
One person was reportedly trapped in the wreckage.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on May 24, 2015 the following:
Four people were injured in a head-on collision between two vehicles on Lebanon Road in Rapho Township around 1:54 p.m. Saturday.
The female driver of one vehicle was entrapped and a door and windshield had to be removed to free her, according to Manheim Fire Company Chief Dan Wagner.
She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Three teen girls also were taken to the hospital with less serious head injuries. Manheim Borough police were investigating.
Lancaster Online is reporting on May 19, 2015 the following:
Two runners were struck by a vehicle in East Hempfield Township Tuesday morning, according to county radio dispatches.
It happened at around 6:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Church Street.
Church Street was closed between Bowman & Nolt roads, near the Hempfield schools complex.
Two people were transported to Lancaster General Hospital, a county dispatch supervisor said. Extent of injuries was unknown.
Lancaster Online is reporting on May 17, 2015 the following:
Five people were injured after a three-vehicle crash on Route 272 south of Lancaster on Saturday.
The 6:20 p.m. crash was on Willow Street Pike (Route 272) at West Boehms Road.
A total of five people from the vehicles were transported to the hospital, police and fire officials at the scene said.
Southern Regional Police officer Jesse Blank said Saturday’s accident occurred when a car driven northbound on 272 by Keith Bleacher of Manheim apparently hydroplaned on the wet roadway and crossed into the southbound lane.
There, it struck a vehicle driven by Wendy Breckbill of Willow Street, who had her twin 7-year-old daughters with her in her vehicle.
A van then came upon the two vehicles and sideswiped Bleacher’s car.
Breckbill, her daughters and two passengers in Bleacher’s car were taken to Lancaster General.
Breckbill was admitted to the emergency room, while her daughters were in stable condition, Officer Blank said.
Two passengers in Bleacher’s car also were in being treated at the hospital.
The crash scene is in Pequea Township, just south of Willow Street.
Two of the three vehicles involved in the crash had heavy damage, West Willow Fire Chief Jason Topper said at the scene.
The heavily-traveled road was closed for about an hour immediately after the crash.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on May 12, 2015 the following:
Three people appeared to suffer serious injuries in a two-car crash, with entrapment, that happened over the weekend at Route 272 and West Kendig Road in West Lampeter Township, police said.
The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.
James A. Williams, 29, of Willow Street, was heading east on Kendig Road when he pulled out from a stop sign and into the path of a car being driven by Dalia Ramirez-Garzon, 29, of Lancaster, said West Lampeter Police Cpl. Jeremy Schroeder.
Ramirez-Garzon hit Williams’ vehicle broadside and her car then went on to hit farm equipment, railroad ties and shrubbery that was off to the side of the road, Schroeder said.
Ramirez-Garzon was not injured but her three adult passengers had to be extricated from her vehicle by the Willow Street Fire Company. All three were transported to a hospital, and appeared to have serious injuries, said Schroeder, who did not know the details of their conditions on Monday.
Williams was transported to a hospital but did not appear to be seriously injured, Schroeder said.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on May 11, 2015 the following:
One person was transported to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle and horse and buggy Sunday in East Earl Township.
The accident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Gault Road, east of Route 897.
Initial reports indicated the cycle rider was down and pinned under the bike.
No one in the buggy was believed to be injured, according to radio reports.
The injured person was taken to Lancaster General Hospital. The extent of the person’s injuries wasn’t immediately known.
One person was hurt and three cars were damaged in an accident in Fulton Township Monday morning.
A driver ran a stop sign at Peach Bottom Road and Route 222/272, a witness said.
The driver was heading west on Nottingham Road, which turns into Peach Bottom Road after the intersection. The driver’s vehicle hit two cars that were traveling north and south on Route 222/272, the witness said.
All three cars were damaged in the accident. At least one person was transported to the hospital via an ambulance.
The intersection was closed for a time as the vehicles were removed by tow trucks.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on May 7, 2015 the following:
Lancaster city police haven’t charged anyone in the Wednesday crash in which an ambulance carrying a shooting victim collided with an SUV at a city intersection.
A Warwick Community Ambulance, carrying a man who was shot in the jaw at a Lititz-area parking lot, proceeded through a red light at Clay and Duke streets – a block from its destination: Lancaster General Hospital.
A Mazda SUV, with a green light traveling on Clay Street, also proceeded through the intersection, according to police.
Thursday morning, city police Lt. Todd Umstead said no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
Both female drivers were treated at LGH.
Warwick Community Ambulance’s president said his driver stopped at the red light before traveling through toward the hospital.
So, who was at fault?
Here’s the law regarding yielding for emergency vehicles, as outlined in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code:
Regarding the ambulance driver:
The driver of an (ambulance) shall comply with maximum speed limits, red signal indications and stop signs. After ascertaining that the (ambulance) will be given the right-of-way, the driver may proceed through a red signal indication or stop sign.”
Regarding the vehicle driver:
“Upon the immediate approach of an emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal and visual signals… the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop…”
Lancaster Online is reporting on May 6, 2015 the following:
A tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday, closing a ramp leading from Route 772 to the eastbound lanes of Route 283 in Rapho Township, a county dispatch supervisor said.
An ambulance took one person to the hospital after the 5 a.m. accident.
Check Lancaster Online later for an update to this story.
Lancaster Online is reporting on May 4, 2015 the following:
One person was hospitalized after a van and pickup truck collided Monday in New Holland.
Officials said Ramon De Los Santos, 65, of Philadelphia, was southbound on North Railroad Avenue when he went through a red light at Main Street just before 8:30 a.m.
The van struck a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Samuel Whirt, 59, of New Holland, which was heading west on Main Street, according to New Holland police.
Both drivers had minor injuries. Whirt was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment, police said.
Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Police said De Los Santos was cited for a red light violation.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on May 3, 2015 the following:
The driver was injured when a tractor-trailer hauling stone overturned in eastern Lancaster County Monday.
The tractor-trailer overturned onto its side at New Holland Road and Edgewood Drive in Earl Township at 2:30 a.m., Lancaster County-Wide Communications reported.
Emergency personnel took the driver to Lancaster General Hospital. The severity of his injuries was not known.
New Holland Road was closed between Eastern School and Hill roads.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on May 3, 2015 the following:
A motorcyclist was injured in an accident just after noon along Route 72 just south of Manheim.
Fire and police are at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 72 and Sun Hill Road, Lancaster County emergency dispatchers said.
The accident site is in Penn Township.
There is no word on the severity of the motorcyclist’s injuries.
Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle on Route 462 at Route 30 in East Lampeter Township.
The crash occurred at around 10:45 p.m. Friday. A supervisor with Lancaster County-wide Communications said the cyclist was ejected from his vehicle.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether or not a second vehicle was involved.
No further details were available Friday night. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area, as portions of the roadways are blocked.
Three juveniles were injured in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night in Rapho Township, according to Manheim Borough police.
The accident was reported just after 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of Baker Road, north of Hossler Road.
Police late Thursday said it appeared the vehicle went airborne and rolled over but said the crash was still under investigation.
Initial reports indicated that a 13-year-old girl was complaining of hip pain after the crash.
A Manheim Borough police officer said late Thursday the three juveniles were taken to the hospital but did not know the extent of their injuries.
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Lancaster Online is reporting on April 29, 2015 the following:
A driver was taken to the hospital after a sport utility vehicle hit a tree on East Walnut Street in Lancaster Wednesday.
The SUV hit the tree at about 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of East Walnut and North Broad streets.
Emergency workers had to remove the driver from the SUV. She was transported by an ambulance to a local hospital.
A man was trapped after his vehicle struck a pole head-on at 4 p.m. in the 900 block of Strasburg Road (Route 741) Wednesday