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Multiple people injured in 3-car crash on Columbia Avenue in Manor Township

Multiple people were injured in a three-car in Manor Township midday Thursday.

The crash happened in front of Interiors Home, 3130 Columbia Ave., near the intersection of Columbia Avenue and South Centerville Road.

Manor Township police said there were “multiple injuries” but did not provide any other information.

A Lancaster County-Wide Communications supervisor did not know how many patients there were, but said six ambulances and medics were dispatched to the crash.

Columbia Avenue was closed between Centerville and Weaver roads, according to the dispatcher.

The road reopened before 2 p.m.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/multiple-people-injured-in–car-crash-on-columbia-avenue/article_0bc1c638-90f0-11e8-a35c-5b29a11ebd5d.html

Head-on collision injures 2, closes stretch of Columbia Avenue

A head-on collision in Lancaster City has sent two people to the hospital for minor injuries, according to a Lancaster City fire official.

The crash occurred on the 700 block of Columbia Avenue just after 4 p.m.

Two people suffered minor injuries and were sent to Lancaster General Hospital, according to Lancaster City Bureau of Fire Captain Todd Hutchinson. Both vehicles appear totaled, Hutchinson said.

Columbia Avenue between College Avenue and Ruby Street was closed for about an hour while officials worked to clear the vehicles and debris from the scene.

Lancaster City Police are investigating the incident.

 

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/head-on-collision-injures-closes-stretch-of-columbia-avenue/article_f99993f4-8a01-11e8-ac38-a753f278f7e7.html

2 people injured after vehicle hits Red Rose Transit bus head on along Willow Street Pike

Two people were injured after a vehicle struck a Red Rose Transit Authority bus head on just south of Lancaster city on Willow Street Pike Friday morning.

The crash happened just after 8 a.m. near Highland Avenue in West Lampeter Township and involved a Red Rose Transit bus and two cars, according to township police.

Dispatches called for medics for two trauma patients.

Police reported that the bus driver and the driver of one of the cars were taken to a hospital for treatment, but did not immediately release any information on their names or severity of their injuries.

Photos from the crash show extensive damage to the front of the driver’s side of the bus.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper happened upon the crash and began to render aid to the passengers, according to police. There were three passengers on the bus.

The bus was traveling north toward Lancaster city when a southbound vehicle crossed the center, yellow dividing line and hit it head on, police said.

The vehicle spun to face northbound and was hit by a southbound vehicle, police said.

Emergency personnel responded to assist with traffic. Tractor trailers were being detoured off Willow Street Pike/Route 272 at Darrenkamps, according to dispatch reports.

The crash is still under investigation. Police ask anyone with information or who witnessed the crash to call 717-464-2421.

 

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/people-injured-after-vehicle-hits-red-rose-transit-bus-head/article_d0694a88-8696-11e8-92bb-ab68d615523f.html

Tractor trailer rolls over on Route 222 off-ramp to Route 30 in Manheim Township

Traffic backed up for miles in the area of a busy off ramp in Manheim Township after a tractor trailer crash late Wednesday morning.

A tractor trailer filled with trash rolled over on the ramp from southbound Route 222 to westbound Route 30 around 11:15 a.m., according to dispatch reports.

Initial reports indicated the driver was trapped inside but conscious. The driver was extricated from the truck around 11:40 a.m.

The ramp was closed for more than an hour, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s traffic site.

Traffic maps showed congestion in all directions on routes 222 and 30 over the lunch hour.

The truck appeared to be carrying non-hazardous waste material, according to dispatch reports.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/tractor-trailer-rolls-over-on-route-off-ramp-to-route/article_e442f718-851d-11e8-bda2-3357fcf092c5.html

 

Seven taken to hospital after crash in Fulton Township

Seven patients were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Fulton Township Friday afternoon.

Three of the patients were “priority one,” which designates serious injuries, but none appeared life-threatening, Robert Fulton Fire Co. Chief Phil Smith said.

Four more were low-priority, he said. An eighth person declined treatment, he said.

The crash was called in around 3:30 p.m., and involved one vehicle with five occupants and one with three. They collided at the intersection of Robert Fulton Highway and Nottingham Road, Smith said.

Emergency medical units responded from Wakefield Ambulance, Lancaster EMS, and Union Fire Co. in Chester County. A unit from Cecil County, Maryland, was initially dispatched, but recalled.

Five of the patients were transported to Lancaster General Hospital, the other two to Union Hospital of Cecil County, Maryland, Smith said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/seven-taken-to-hospital-after-crash-in-fulton-township/article_0196a4c4-7bdf-11e8-90b3-fb1fefe81525.html

Minor injury reported when motor vehicle hits horse-drawn wagon

The driver of a horse-drawn wagon carrying hay bales suffered a minor leg injury Saturday when a motor vehicle struck the wagon from behind. Two children riding in Wayne Gehman’s wagon were unharmed, Ephrata police said.

Francis Miller of Lititz struck the wagon while traveling westbound in the 100 block of Parkview Heights Road, police said.

The horse, which sustained injury, fled but was captured. Miller was uninjured; his vehicle had to be towed, police said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/minor-injury-reported-when-motor-vehicle-hits-horse-drawn-wagon/article_99603e5c-6d05-11e8-aee7-931b3d697dee.html

Injuries reported after Amtrak train strikes tractor stopped at Rapho Township crossing

An Amtrak train hit a tractor stopped on the tracks at a Rapho Township crossing Tuesday morning.

The crash happened two miles east of the Mount Joy station at Bender’s Crossing, at 10:32 a.m., according to Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll.

The farm tractor was upended by the train, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications dispatch reports. The driver was injured. Debris was scattered on the track, according to dispatch reports.

Medics were called to evaluate several train passengers. None of the 40 passengers were injured, but three crew members are being treated for minor injuries, Toll said.

The Keystone Service train 648 was on its way from Harrisburg to New York City. Passengers will be transferred to train 650, Toll said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/injuries-reported-after-amtrak-train-strikes-tractor-stopped-at-rapho/article_7606985e-68d0-11e8-aa93-d3893f22f2d1.html

Motorcyclist injured in late morning crash along Centerville Road in East Hempfield Township

A motorcyclist suffered “significant injuries” in a late Friday morning accident at Centerville Road and Prestige Lane, police said.

The accident happened just after 11:15 a.m. when a Chevy Tahoe travelling north on Centerville Road turned left onto Prestige Lane in front of a motorycle heading south, police said.

During an accident investigtion, Centerville Road was closed for several hours between Oak Tree and Industry drives.

Police did not release the identity Friday afternoon of the motorcyclist who was taken to Lancaster General Hospital.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/motorcyclist-injured-in-late-morning-crash-along-centerville-road-in/article_196c4bfe-6045-11e8-b23f-1763a5d85acd.html

Truck crash, fire closes Route 30 and Oregon Pike

A truck crash and fire at the Route 30/Oregon Pike overpass has stopped traffic around the busy interchange.

Details are scarce about the crash, which occurred at around 7:05 a.m.

Lancaster County-Wide Communications — which broadcasts fire and EMS chatter but not police — indicated that a car carrier crashed through the guardrail on the eastbound side of Route 30 and onto Oregon Pike.

Dispatches said fire was dripping down from the highway onto Oregon Pike. The truck driver was described as a “class 1 burn patient” needing immediate medical attention.

Both roadways were apparently closed, although a county radio supervisor said he did not yet have details on the scene. He said police were asking motorists to avoid both Route 30 and the Oregon Pike.

The truck apparently struck a disabled vehicle that was on the shoulder of Route 30. That vehicle, according to emergency responders at the scene, was not occupied.

A hazmat team was dispatched to deal with diesel fuel on the roadway.

Another dispatch said that a five-vehicle accident had just occurred at the Route 30/283 interchange. No injuries were reported at that scene.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/truck-crash-fire-closes-route-and-oregon-pike-driver-may/article_560996b6-600e-11e8-a655-671cebb6f750.html

Crews respond to 2 crashes in Mount Joy Township just before 7 p.m. Thursday

Crews were dispatched to two crashes with injuries in Mount Joy Township in quick succession Thursday night, according to initial dispatch reports.

The first was reported at 6:37 p.m. on Route 283 West, just north of the exit at Cloverleaf Drive exit, as a single-vehicle crash.

The second was reported at 6:54 p.m. at Elizabethtown Road and Ridgeview Road North as a multi-vehicle crash.

No further details were immediately available.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-crashes-in-mount-joy-township-just-before/article_63c52118-4f23-11e8-a27b-9bf4b2c91614.html

4 people taken to hospital as trauma patients after Paradise Township crash

Four people were taken to the hospital as trauma patients after a crash in Paradise Township, according to dispatch reports.

The crash happened around 8:40 a.m. on Lincoln Highway East near Church Street, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications.

A black Honda Accord went into a telephone pole, according to state police Trooper James Spencer.

Two people were trapped in a vehicle, according to dispatch reports.

The vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of Kinzers Station Tavern, 3572 Lincoln Highway.

Emergency personnel arriving on scene said four people would be transported to Lancaster General Hospital as trauma patients. They were seriously injured, according to Spencer.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, Spencer said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/people-taken-to-hospital-as-trauma-patients-after-paradise-township/article_fd633888-4d3d-11e8-9c37-1ff5566af068.html

Comment:  An experienced car accident lawyer is necessary to determine the liability policy limits available to the victims.

Police: Lancaster man tried to hide in crowd after hitting 4 cars, flipping his own in Prince Street crash

A man is charged with trying to flee from police after causing a five-vehicle crash in downtown Lancaster on Thursday afternoon.

Christopher Youst, 30, of Lancaster, was driving on a suspended license when he hit four vehicles along North Prince Street and then flipped his own near West Chestnut Street in the early afternoon crash, police said.

Police arriving on scene saw that the flipped car was empty. Someone told police Youst, who was in a crowd of onlookers, was the driver, police said.

An officer talked to Youst, but he did not say he was the driver and tried to run away. When police tried to stop him, Youst became combative, and it took several officers to restrain him, police said.

A witness told police Youst was seen driving in an erratic manner south on Fruitville Pike toward North Prince Street. The witness also saw the car drive onto the sidewalk near in the 400 block of North Prince Street, hit two parked cars and a light pole before driving further down Prince Street, according to police.

Other witnesses said Youst tried to drive between two vehicles on North Prince Street. He sideswiped a white Audi on the driver’s side and hit a gray Hyundai on the passenger side, police said. Youst’s vehicle flipped after he hit the Hyundai.

Of the four other drivers, only the driver of the Hyundai complained of pain and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The four vehicles had to be towed, police said.

After police took Youst into the police station, he complained of pain and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment.

Youst is no longer in custody, police said. He is charged with accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, accidents to attended vehicles or property, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicles and resisting arrest, according to police.

A summons will be sent to Youst when the investigation is complete, police said.

Police think that Youst may have been involved in a crash outside Lancaster before the Prince Street crash. He was driving a silver Chrysler Sebring sedan, police aid.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Steven Alexander at alexands@lancasterpolice.com.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/police-lancaster-man-tried-to-hide-in-crowd-after-hitting/article_a9494bd4-49be-11e8-8b55-db9f9809e910.html

Driver arrested in Prince Street crash

The driver of a car which caused a multi-vehicle crash in Lancaster City Thursday afternoon was arrested, Sgt. Cole of the Lancaster City Police Department said. The crash occurred at approximately 2 p.m.

No other information was available.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/driver-arrested-in-prince-street-crash/article_a9494bd4-49be-11e8-8b55-db9f9809e910.html

At least 2 injured after crash involving tour bus, multiple vehicles on Route 340 in Leacock Township

 

A tour bus with over 50 passengers going to Sight and Sound Theatre was involved in a multi-vehicle crash about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday on Route 340 in Leacock Township.

Medics treated the injured just west of North Harvest Road. One person was taken to a hospital.

Passengers complained that they hurt their knees and requested ice packs, according to dispatch reports. The passengers were gathered in a field to be evaluated by EMS.

Route 340 was temporarily closed between Weavertown and Leacock roads.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/at-least-injured-after-crash-involving-tour-bus-multiple-vehicles/article_af1ff5e8-47e9-11e8-94eb-dfd2e08ea125.html

2 crashes reported in Salisbury Township just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Emergency crews responded to two crashes in Salisbury Township within minutes of each other Wednesday evening, according to initial dispatch reports.

The first was in the 500 block of Hensel Road at 8:33 p.m., and reportedly involved one vehicle and a stray horse. One person was taken to Lancaster General Hospital following that crash, according to a dispatch supervisor.

The second was reported at 8:39 p.m. at Lincoln Highway, which is also known as Route 30, and Mount Vernon Road. The supervisor said it involved two vehicles, and two people were taken to a hospital following that one.

No further information was immediately available.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/crashes-reported-in-salisbury-township-just-after-p-m-wednesday/article_9562c488-436a-11e8-866f-6f94424eee96.html

30 accidents reported this morning in Lancaster County; Icy roads likely for evening commute

Vehicle accidents are being reported around Lancaster County after a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

At noon, Lancaster County-Wide Communications said they had received reports of 30 vehicle accidents since 5 a.m.

Forecasts called for sleet and freezing rain in the morning. Up to 2 inches of accumulated sleet was possible in some parts of Lancaster County, according to Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst.

By midday sleet started to changeover to rain, Horst said. Even with a temperature of 31 degrees in Millersville, the rain wasn’t sticking, he said.

But with temperatures dropping this evening, Horst warned of ice on roads.

The National Weather Service in State College said a winter weather advisory for Adams, Fulton, Franklin, Lancaster and York counties will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Speeds on major roadways in South Central Pennsylvania were reduced to 45 mph at 5:30 a.m. In Lancaster County, that includes routes 283, 30 and 222.

All 16 Lancaster County public school districts are closed today. View LancasterOnline’s list of closings and delays.

“Snow and ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute … ,” according to the NWS.

Horst said he doesn’t expect much snow accumulation in central Lancaster County, although 2 inches would be possible in the northern part of the county.

“Freezing rain midmorning into midday will result in some ice accretion, especially air-cooled surfaces like trees, powerlines, bridges, etc.,” he said in an email to LancasterOnline on Tuesday. “Salt-treated roads should be mainly wet during the midday/afternoon, but secondary roads and sidewalks, etc. will be slippery/icy into the afternoon.”

Regionally, he said 3 to 8 inches could fall north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike with the potential for 8 or more inches in the northern part of the state.

Horst said the temperature will slowly rise from the 20s at dawn to between 32 and 34 in the afternoon. He said Wednesday night will turn breezy and colder with the temperature falling back into the 20s, “so a refreeze and some black ice will develop on we and untreated surfaces later in the evening and overnight.”

If you plan to travel to Philadelphia Thursday for the parade celebrating the Eagles Super Bowl championship, both AccuWeather and the NWS are calling for a mostly sunny day with temperatures in the lower 30s.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/accidents-reported-this-morning-in-lancaster-county-icy-roads-likely/article_b37537e8-0b5d-11e8-b9f6-3fe3fd6c5555.html

 

Tractor-trailer driver given 2 citations in crash that closed Route 222 to Route 30 west for 4 hours Tuesday

Heavy traffic backed up on Route 222 in Manheim Township after a tractor-trailer flipped on its side while exiting the roadway Tuesday.

The crash happened when the vehicle, headed south on Route 222, attempted to exit onto Route 30 west. The vehicle slid off the ramp and overturned alongside the roadway, according to Manheim Township police.

The driver, Antonio Brito, 25, of Allentown, was given two traffic citations for not driving at a safe speed and for accidents involving overturned vehicles. He was not injured, police said.

The exit ramp of Route 222 to Route 30 west was closed for about four hours, 911 dispatchers said.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Fire police were called to the scene to direct traffic, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications.

Emergency crews were off scene and the road reopened by 5:45 p.m., 911 said.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/tractor-trailer-driver-given-citations-in-crash-that-closed-route/article_099d162e-0b70-11e8-b2fd-5b7dc71c1f1f.html

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of  Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Man in critical condition after vehicle strikes, kills a horse that got loose in West Earl Township

A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after he hit a loose horse in a West Earl Township crash Sunday.

John Bosley, of Leola, was driving west in the 400 block of East Main Street (Route 23) around 10:10 p.m. when his vehicle struck a loose horse, police said.

The horse broke free from Jonathan Petersheim, of Manheim, as he was trying to hitch it to a buggy in the 200 block of East Eby Road, police said.

The site of the crash was about 1.5 miles away from where the horse got loose.

Bosley was transported to Lancaster General Hospital for injuries from the crash. He was listed in critical condition Tuesday, according to the hospital.

The horse died as a result of the crash, police said.

Police continue to investigate.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/man-in-critical-condition-after-vehicle-strikes-kills-loose-horse/article_f423bc84-f559-11e7-a4a9-63f6f7685e4e.html

Comment:   The horse owner’s insurance should be responsible for the injured victim.  As lawyers in Lancaster County, we see these types of cases on a regular basis.

 

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Monday, January 8, 2018

Slick roads lead to several wrecks.
Multiple crashes are being reported on Susquehanna Valley roads as wintry weather moves through the area. In Lancaster County, a tractor-trailer slid off the southbound lanes of Route 222 near Route 30 on Monday afternoon.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Sunday, January 7, 2018

A pedestrian was struck by vehicle in Lancaster

An unidentified man was taken to Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in Lancaster, city police said. The man was struck at about 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of Manor Street and Filbert Street. He was initially reported unconscious at the scene, according to dispatch reports.

Police said the man was older but could not immediately provide his name or age.

The man suffered a leg injury, according to police Monday.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pedestrian-struck-by-vehicle-in-lancaster/article_ba25d6c6-f404-11e7-a53a-cb3de7fd35db.html

Comments: Pedestrians have rights against the at-fault driver’s insurance, as well as their own automobile insurance.  An experienced car accident lawyer knows how to seek benefits under both.

The Hanover Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run, that occurred in the first block of North Railroad Street, early Sunday morning. A 29-year-old Hanover man was struck and killed while he was crossing the road.  The police reported that the victim was found lying on the road by a passerby who called 911.

Hanover Borough Police in York County asks witnesses or people with information pertaining to the incident to call 911 or at 717-637-5575.

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A six-percent Pennsylvania turnpike toll increase for both cash and E-ZPass customers takes effect today.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

A Landisville man was killed after his vehicle overturned at 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning on Stony Battery Road in West Hempfield Township. A passenger was also injured and taken the Lancaster General Hospital. Emergency dispatch reported that two people were trapped in the vehicle. The investigation shows that the vehicle veered from the road, struck trees, and flipped onto its roof. After being closed part of the morning, Stony Battery Road was reopened.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of  Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

A man was killed Friday night when his vehicle struck a tree in front of a residence along Truce Road in Providence Township. Emergency personnel were on the scene near Hollow Road at 8:38 p.m. Initial reports said emergency crews worked to free the man, who was trapped on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, which was wedged against the tree. The driver was pulled from the vehicle at about 8:50 but died at the scene.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

A 25-year old man of  Lititz PA died Wednesday in a trucking accident.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Sunday, December 31, 2017

A25-year-old Lancaster man was killed when his vehicle crashed during a police pursuit early Saturday in Lebanon County. Brandon Small died at the scene of the crash which occurred around 2:45 a.m., Lebanon City police Chief Todd Breiner announced in a news release Sunday.Breiner said officers responded to a call for service in the city and became involved in a pursuit that spanned less than two miles and ended in North Lebanon Township when the fleeing vehicle struck a utility

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A 17-year-old Donegal High School student from Mount Joy passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident after the vehicle struck a detached garage near Manheim. Three other teens were injured in the accident.

The accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Lebanon Road in Rapho Township. Manheim Borough police Chief Joe Stauffer said the vehicle went off the road and traveled into a garage behind a home at 1383 Lebanon Road (Route 72).

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Saturday, December 30, 2017

An 11-vehicle accident snarled the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate-76) Eastbound traffic for more than four hours between Lebanon-Lancaster and Harrisburg East (MP 251.3-251.2)  Read article.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Sunday, December 27, 2017

A pickup truck nearly struck a Lancaster city barbershop after early morning collision. The early morning crash in a busy downtown Lancaster intersection sent one vehicle careening onto a sidewalk, nearly hitting a barbershop. City police Sgt. Jason Ziegler said a pickup truck traveling east on West King Street appears to have run a red light, “t-boning” another pickup truck traveling on Prince Street. Ziegler said the collision sent the southbound pickup truck spinning onto the sidewalk.

 

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of December 11, 2017

East Lampeter: A crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 30 has been cleared in Lancaster County.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Route 30 near the Harrisburg Pike exit around 8:30 a.m. There were heavy delays.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of November 30, 2017

A fire was reported at H.M. Stauffer & Sons Inc., 33 Glenola Drive, just before 8:30 a.m. At least 10 fire companies and over 150 emergency personnel, including firefighters, EMTs and fire police, assisted at the scene. A saw mill employee seriously injured, airlifted to burn center after Upper Leacock Township warehouse fire. Firefighters fought the two-alarm blaze for hours, relying on tankers for water after they exhausted township resources.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 25, 2017:

A Harrisburg man died at the scene of a crash Monday night in Warwick. Stephen D. Christ Jr., 36, died an accidental death of multiple traumatic injuries after his car went airborne and hit the roof of a home, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni.

Christ was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart westbound on East Newport Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck an embankment, causing it to vault 150 feet in the air before it struck the roof of a home, then landed on a tree in the backyard., per Northern Lancaster County Regional police. No residents of the home were injured, police said.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 4, 2017:

64-year-old Ernest T. Capizzi  of Lititz was killed in Wednesday in a crash near 345 S. Reading Road in the northbound lane around 9 a.m. in Ephrata Borough Wednesday morning after his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The victim was driving a white Toyota Prius at the time of the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Wayne M. Sauder, of Denver, wasn’t injured.

South Reading Road (Route 272) was closed from Meadow Valley Road through South State Street for approximately three hours Wednesday as investigators reconstructed the incident. The road reopened around noon, police Lt. Chris McKim said.

The crash remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Officer Davis at 717-738-9200, ext. 262.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of December 11, 2017

East Lampeter: A crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 30 has been cleared in Lancaster County.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Route 30 near the Harrisburg Pike exit around 8:30 a.m. There were heavy delays.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of November 30, 2017

A fire was reported at H.M. Stauffer & Sons Inc., 33 Glenola Drive, just before 8:30 a.m. At least 10 fire companies and over 150 emergency personnel, including firefighters, EMTs and fire police, assisted at the scene. A saw mill employee seriously injured, airlifted to burn center after Upper Leacock Township warehouse fire. Firefighters fought the two-alarm blaze for hours, relying on tankers for water after they exhausted township resources.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 25, 2017:

A Harrisburg man died at the scene of a crash Monday night in Warwick. Stephen D. Christ Jr., 36, died an accidental death of multiple traumatic injuries after his car went airborne and hit the roof of a home, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni.

Christ was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart westbound on East Newport Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck an embankment, causing it to vault 150 feet in the air before it struck the roof of a home, then landed on a tree in the backyard., per Northern Lancaster County Regional police. No residents of the home were injured, police said.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 4, 2017:

64-year-old Ernest T. Capizzi  of Lititz was killed in Wednesday in a crash near 345 S. Reading Road in the northbound lane around 9 a.m. in Ephrata Borough Wednesday morning after his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The victim was driving a white Toyota Prius at the time of the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Wayne M. Sauder, of Denver, wasn’t injured.

South Reading Road (Route 272) was closed from Meadow Valley Road through South State Street for approximately three hours Wednesday as investigators reconstructed the incident. The road reopened around noon, police Lt. Chris McKim said.

The crash remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Officer Davis at 717-738-9200, ext. 262.

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2 people injured after vehicle hits Red Rose Transit bus head on along Willow Street Pike

Two people were injured after a vehicle struck a Red Rose Transit Authority bus head on just south of Lancaster city on Willow Street Pike Friday morning.

The crash happened just after 8 a.m. near Highland Avenue in West Lampeter Township and involved a Red Rose Transit bus and two cars, according to township police.

Dispatches called for medics for two trauma patients.

Police reported that the bus driver and the driver of one of the cars were taken to a hospital for treatment, but did not immediately release any information on their names or severity of their injuries.

Photos from the crash show extensive damage to the front of the driver’s side of the bus.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper happened upon the crash and began to render aid to the passengers, according to police. There were three passengers on the bus.

The bus was traveling north toward Lancaster city when a southbound vehicle crossed the center, yellow dividing line and hit it head on, police said.

The vehicle spun to face northbound and was hit by a southbound vehicle, police said.

Emergency personnel responded to assist with traffic. Tractor trailers were being detoured off Willow Street Pike/Route 272 at Darrenkamps, according to dispatch reports.

The crash is still under investigation. Police ask anyone with information or who witnessed the crash to call 717-464-2421.

 

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/people-injured-after-vehicle-hits-red-rose-transit-bus-head/article_d0694a88-8696-11e8-92bb-ab68d615523f.html

Tractor trailer rolls over on Route 222 off-ramp to Route 30 in Manheim Township

Traffic backed up for miles in the area of a busy off ramp in Manheim Township after a tractor trailer crash late Wednesday morning.

A tractor trailer filled with trash rolled over on the ramp from southbound Route 222 to westbound Route 30 around 11:15 a.m., according to dispatch reports.

Initial reports indicated the driver was trapped inside but conscious. The driver was extricated from the truck around 11:40 a.m.

The ramp was closed for more than an hour, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s traffic site.

Traffic maps showed congestion in all directions on routes 222 and 30 over the lunch hour.

The truck appeared to be carrying non-hazardous waste material, according to dispatch reports.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/tractor-trailer-rolls-over-on-route-off-ramp-to-route/article_e442f718-851d-11e8-bda2-3357fcf092c5.html

 

Seven taken to hospital after crash in Fulton Township

Seven patients were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Fulton Township Friday afternoon.

Three of the patients were “priority one,” which designates serious injuries, but none appeared life-threatening, Robert Fulton Fire Co. Chief Phil Smith said.

Four more were low-priority, he said. An eighth person declined treatment, he said.

The crash was called in around 3:30 p.m., and involved one vehicle with five occupants and one with three. They collided at the intersection of Robert Fulton Highway and Nottingham Road, Smith said.

Emergency medical units responded from Wakefield Ambulance, Lancaster EMS, and Union Fire Co. in Chester County. A unit from Cecil County, Maryland, was initially dispatched, but recalled.

Five of the patients were transported to Lancaster General Hospital, the other two to Union Hospital of Cecil County, Maryland, Smith said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/seven-taken-to-hospital-after-crash-in-fulton-township/article_0196a4c4-7bdf-11e8-90b3-fb1fefe81525.html

Minor injury reported when motor vehicle hits horse-drawn wagon

The driver of a horse-drawn wagon carrying hay bales suffered a minor leg injury Saturday when a motor vehicle struck the wagon from behind. Two children riding in Wayne Gehman’s wagon were unharmed, Ephrata police said.

Francis Miller of Lititz struck the wagon while traveling westbound in the 100 block of Parkview Heights Road, police said.

The horse, which sustained injury, fled but was captured. Miller was uninjured; his vehicle had to be towed, police said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/minor-injury-reported-when-motor-vehicle-hits-horse-drawn-wagon/article_99603e5c-6d05-11e8-aee7-931b3d697dee.html

Injuries reported after Amtrak train strikes tractor stopped at Rapho Township crossing

An Amtrak train hit a tractor stopped on the tracks at a Rapho Township crossing Tuesday morning.

The crash happened two miles east of the Mount Joy station at Bender’s Crossing, at 10:32 a.m., according to Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll.

The farm tractor was upended by the train, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications dispatch reports. The driver was injured. Debris was scattered on the track, according to dispatch reports.

Medics were called to evaluate several train passengers. None of the 40 passengers were injured, but three crew members are being treated for minor injuries, Toll said.

The Keystone Service train 648 was on its way from Harrisburg to New York City. Passengers will be transferred to train 650, Toll said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/injuries-reported-after-amtrak-train-strikes-tractor-stopped-at-rapho/article_7606985e-68d0-11e8-aa93-d3893f22f2d1.html

Motorcyclist injured in late morning crash along Centerville Road in East Hempfield Township

A motorcyclist suffered “significant injuries” in a late Friday morning accident at Centerville Road and Prestige Lane, police said.

The accident happened just after 11:15 a.m. when a Chevy Tahoe travelling north on Centerville Road turned left onto Prestige Lane in front of a motorycle heading south, police said.

During an accident investigtion, Centerville Road was closed for several hours between Oak Tree and Industry drives.

Police did not release the identity Friday afternoon of the motorcyclist who was taken to Lancaster General Hospital.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/motorcyclist-injured-in-late-morning-crash-along-centerville-road-in/article_196c4bfe-6045-11e8-b23f-1763a5d85acd.html

Truck crash, fire closes Route 30 and Oregon Pike

A truck crash and fire at the Route 30/Oregon Pike overpass has stopped traffic around the busy interchange.

Details are scarce about the crash, which occurred at around 7:05 a.m.

Lancaster County-Wide Communications — which broadcasts fire and EMS chatter but not police — indicated that a car carrier crashed through the guardrail on the eastbound side of Route 30 and onto Oregon Pike.

Dispatches said fire was dripping down from the highway onto Oregon Pike. The truck driver was described as a “class 1 burn patient” needing immediate medical attention.

Both roadways were apparently closed, although a county radio supervisor said he did not yet have details on the scene. He said police were asking motorists to avoid both Route 30 and the Oregon Pike.

The truck apparently struck a disabled vehicle that was on the shoulder of Route 30. That vehicle, according to emergency responders at the scene, was not occupied.

A hazmat team was dispatched to deal with diesel fuel on the roadway.

Another dispatch said that a five-vehicle accident had just occurred at the Route 30/283 interchange. No injuries were reported at that scene.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/truck-crash-fire-closes-route-and-oregon-pike-driver-may/article_560996b6-600e-11e8-a655-671cebb6f750.html

Crews respond to 2 crashes in Mount Joy Township just before 7 p.m. Thursday

Crews were dispatched to two crashes with injuries in Mount Joy Township in quick succession Thursday night, according to initial dispatch reports.

The first was reported at 6:37 p.m. on Route 283 West, just north of the exit at Cloverleaf Drive exit, as a single-vehicle crash.

The second was reported at 6:54 p.m. at Elizabethtown Road and Ridgeview Road North as a multi-vehicle crash.

No further details were immediately available.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-crashes-in-mount-joy-township-just-before/article_63c52118-4f23-11e8-a27b-9bf4b2c91614.html

4 people taken to hospital as trauma patients after Paradise Township crash

Four people were taken to the hospital as trauma patients after a crash in Paradise Township, according to dispatch reports.

The crash happened around 8:40 a.m. on Lincoln Highway East near Church Street, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications.

A black Honda Accord went into a telephone pole, according to state police Trooper James Spencer.

Two people were trapped in a vehicle, according to dispatch reports.

The vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of Kinzers Station Tavern, 3572 Lincoln Highway.

Emergency personnel arriving on scene said four people would be transported to Lancaster General Hospital as trauma patients. They were seriously injured, according to Spencer.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, Spencer said.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/people-taken-to-hospital-as-trauma-patients-after-paradise-township/article_fd633888-4d3d-11e8-9c37-1ff5566af068.html

Comment:  An experienced car accident lawyer is necessary to determine the liability policy limits available to the victims.

Police: Lancaster man tried to hide in crowd after hitting 4 cars, flipping his own in Prince Street crash

A man is charged with trying to flee from police after causing a five-vehicle crash in downtown Lancaster on Thursday afternoon.

Christopher Youst, 30, of Lancaster, was driving on a suspended license when he hit four vehicles along North Prince Street and then flipped his own near West Chestnut Street in the early afternoon crash, police said.

Police arriving on scene saw that the flipped car was empty. Someone told police Youst, who was in a crowd of onlookers, was the driver, police said.

An officer talked to Youst, but he did not say he was the driver and tried to run away. When police tried to stop him, Youst became combative, and it took several officers to restrain him, police said.

A witness told police Youst was seen driving in an erratic manner south on Fruitville Pike toward North Prince Street. The witness also saw the car drive onto the sidewalk near in the 400 block of North Prince Street, hit two parked cars and a light pole before driving further down Prince Street, according to police.

Other witnesses said Youst tried to drive between two vehicles on North Prince Street. He sideswiped a white Audi on the driver’s side and hit a gray Hyundai on the passenger side, police said. Youst’s vehicle flipped after he hit the Hyundai.

Of the four other drivers, only the driver of the Hyundai complained of pain and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The four vehicles had to be towed, police said.

After police took Youst into the police station, he complained of pain and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment.

Youst is no longer in custody, police said. He is charged with accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, accidents to attended vehicles or property, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicles and resisting arrest, according to police.

A summons will be sent to Youst when the investigation is complete, police said.

Police think that Youst may have been involved in a crash outside Lancaster before the Prince Street crash. He was driving a silver Chrysler Sebring sedan, police aid.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Steven Alexander at alexands@lancasterpolice.com.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/police-lancaster-man-tried-to-hide-in-crowd-after-hitting/article_a9494bd4-49be-11e8-8b55-db9f9809e910.html

Driver arrested in Prince Street crash

The driver of a car which caused a multi-vehicle crash in Lancaster City Thursday afternoon was arrested, Sgt. Cole of the Lancaster City Police Department said. The crash occurred at approximately 2 p.m.

No other information was available.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/driver-arrested-in-prince-street-crash/article_a9494bd4-49be-11e8-8b55-db9f9809e910.html

At least 2 injured after crash involving tour bus, multiple vehicles on Route 340 in Leacock Township

 

A tour bus with over 50 passengers going to Sight and Sound Theatre was involved in a multi-vehicle crash about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday on Route 340 in Leacock Township.

Medics treated the injured just west of North Harvest Road. One person was taken to a hospital.

Passengers complained that they hurt their knees and requested ice packs, according to dispatch reports. The passengers were gathered in a field to be evaluated by EMS.

Route 340 was temporarily closed between Weavertown and Leacock roads.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/at-least-injured-after-crash-involving-tour-bus-multiple-vehicles/article_af1ff5e8-47e9-11e8-94eb-dfd2e08ea125.html

2 crashes reported in Salisbury Township just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Emergency crews responded to two crashes in Salisbury Township within minutes of each other Wednesday evening, according to initial dispatch reports.

The first was in the 500 block of Hensel Road at 8:33 p.m., and reportedly involved one vehicle and a stray horse. One person was taken to Lancaster General Hospital following that crash, according to a dispatch supervisor.

The second was reported at 8:39 p.m. at Lincoln Highway, which is also known as Route 30, and Mount Vernon Road. The supervisor said it involved two vehicles, and two people were taken to a hospital following that one.

No further information was immediately available.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/crashes-reported-in-salisbury-township-just-after-p-m-wednesday/article_9562c488-436a-11e8-866f-6f94424eee96.html

30 accidents reported this morning in Lancaster County; Icy roads likely for evening commute

Vehicle accidents are being reported around Lancaster County after a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

At noon, Lancaster County-Wide Communications said they had received reports of 30 vehicle accidents since 5 a.m.

Forecasts called for sleet and freezing rain in the morning. Up to 2 inches of accumulated sleet was possible in some parts of Lancaster County, according to Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst.

By midday sleet started to changeover to rain, Horst said. Even with a temperature of 31 degrees in Millersville, the rain wasn’t sticking, he said.

But with temperatures dropping this evening, Horst warned of ice on roads.

The National Weather Service in State College said a winter weather advisory for Adams, Fulton, Franklin, Lancaster and York counties will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Speeds on major roadways in South Central Pennsylvania were reduced to 45 mph at 5:30 a.m. In Lancaster County, that includes routes 283, 30 and 222.

All 16 Lancaster County public school districts are closed today. View LancasterOnline’s list of closings and delays.

“Snow and ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute … ,” according to the NWS.

Horst said he doesn’t expect much snow accumulation in central Lancaster County, although 2 inches would be possible in the northern part of the county.

“Freezing rain midmorning into midday will result in some ice accretion, especially air-cooled surfaces like trees, powerlines, bridges, etc.,” he said in an email to LancasterOnline on Tuesday. “Salt-treated roads should be mainly wet during the midday/afternoon, but secondary roads and sidewalks, etc. will be slippery/icy into the afternoon.”

Regionally, he said 3 to 8 inches could fall north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike with the potential for 8 or more inches in the northern part of the state.

Horst said the temperature will slowly rise from the 20s at dawn to between 32 and 34 in the afternoon. He said Wednesday night will turn breezy and colder with the temperature falling back into the 20s, “so a refreeze and some black ice will develop on we and untreated surfaces later in the evening and overnight.”

If you plan to travel to Philadelphia Thursday for the parade celebrating the Eagles Super Bowl championship, both AccuWeather and the NWS are calling for a mostly sunny day with temperatures in the lower 30s.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/accidents-reported-this-morning-in-lancaster-county-icy-roads-likely/article_b37537e8-0b5d-11e8-b9f6-3fe3fd6c5555.html

 

Tractor-trailer driver given 2 citations in crash that closed Route 222 to Route 30 west for 4 hours Tuesday

Heavy traffic backed up on Route 222 in Manheim Township after a tractor-trailer flipped on its side while exiting the roadway Tuesday.

The crash happened when the vehicle, headed south on Route 222, attempted to exit onto Route 30 west. The vehicle slid off the ramp and overturned alongside the roadway, according to Manheim Township police.

The driver, Antonio Brito, 25, of Allentown, was given two traffic citations for not driving at a safe speed and for accidents involving overturned vehicles. He was not injured, police said.

The exit ramp of Route 222 to Route 30 west was closed for about four hours, 911 dispatchers said.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Fire police were called to the scene to direct traffic, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications.

Emergency crews were off scene and the road reopened by 5:45 p.m., 911 said.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/tractor-trailer-driver-given-citations-in-crash-that-closed-route/article_099d162e-0b70-11e8-b2fd-5b7dc71c1f1f.html

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of  Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Man in critical condition after vehicle strikes, kills a horse that got loose in West Earl Township

A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after he hit a loose horse in a West Earl Township crash Sunday.

John Bosley, of Leola, was driving west in the 400 block of East Main Street (Route 23) around 10:10 p.m. when his vehicle struck a loose horse, police said.

The horse broke free from Jonathan Petersheim, of Manheim, as he was trying to hitch it to a buggy in the 200 block of East Eby Road, police said.

The site of the crash was about 1.5 miles away from where the horse got loose.

Bosley was transported to Lancaster General Hospital for injuries from the crash. He was listed in critical condition Tuesday, according to the hospital.

The horse died as a result of the crash, police said.

Police continue to investigate.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/man-in-critical-condition-after-vehicle-strikes-kills-loose-horse/article_f423bc84-f559-11e7-a4a9-63f6f7685e4e.html

Comment:   The horse owner’s insurance should be responsible for the injured victim.  As lawyers in Lancaster County, we see these types of cases on a regular basis.

 

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Monday, January 8, 2018

Slick roads lead to several wrecks.
Multiple crashes are being reported on Susquehanna Valley roads as wintry weather moves through the area. In Lancaster County, a tractor-trailer slid off the southbound lanes of Route 222 near Route 30 on Monday afternoon.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Sunday, January 7, 2018

A pedestrian was struck by vehicle in Lancaster

An unidentified man was taken to Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in Lancaster, city police said. The man was struck at about 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of Manor Street and Filbert Street. He was initially reported unconscious at the scene, according to dispatch reports.

Police said the man was older but could not immediately provide his name or age.

The man suffered a leg injury, according to police Monday.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pedestrian-struck-by-vehicle-in-lancaster/article_ba25d6c6-f404-11e7-a53a-cb3de7fd35db.html

Comments: Pedestrians have rights against the at-fault driver’s insurance, as well as their own automobile insurance.  An experienced car accident lawyer knows how to seek benefits under both.

The Hanover Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run, that occurred in the first block of North Railroad Street, early Sunday morning. A 29-year-old Hanover man was struck and killed while he was crossing the road.  The police reported that the victim was found lying on the road by a passerby who called 911.

Hanover Borough Police in York County asks witnesses or people with information pertaining to the incident to call 911 or at 717-637-5575.

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A six-percent Pennsylvania turnpike toll increase for both cash and E-ZPass customers takes effect today.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

A Landisville man was killed after his vehicle overturned at 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning on Stony Battery Road in West Hempfield Township. A passenger was also injured and taken the Lancaster General Hospital. Emergency dispatch reported that two people were trapped in the vehicle. The investigation shows that the vehicle veered from the road, struck trees, and flipped onto its roof. After being closed part of the morning, Stony Battery Road was reopened.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of  Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

A man was killed Friday night when his vehicle struck a tree in front of a residence along Truce Road in Providence Township. Emergency personnel were on the scene near Hollow Road at 8:38 p.m. Initial reports said emergency crews worked to free the man, who was trapped on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, which was wedged against the tree. The driver was pulled from the vehicle at about 8:50 but died at the scene.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

A 25-year old man of  Lititz PA died Wednesday in a trucking accident.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Sunday, December 31, 2017

A25-year-old Lancaster man was killed when his vehicle crashed during a police pursuit early Saturday in Lebanon County. Brandon Small died at the scene of the crash which occurred around 2:45 a.m., Lebanon City police Chief Todd Breiner announced in a news release Sunday.Breiner said officers responded to a call for service in the city and became involved in a pursuit that spanned less than two miles and ended in North Lebanon Township when the fleeing vehicle struck a utility

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A 17-year-old Donegal High School student from Mount Joy passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident after the vehicle struck a detached garage near Manheim. Three other teens were injured in the accident.

The accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Lebanon Road in Rapho Township. Manheim Borough police Chief Joe Stauffer said the vehicle went off the road and traveled into a garage behind a home at 1383 Lebanon Road (Route 72).

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Saturday, December 30, 2017

An 11-vehicle accident snarled the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate-76) Eastbound traffic for more than four hours between Lebanon-Lancaster and Harrisburg East (MP 251.3-251.2)  Read article.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of Sunday, December 27, 2017

A pickup truck nearly struck a Lancaster city barbershop after early morning collision. The early morning crash in a busy downtown Lancaster intersection sent one vehicle careening onto a sidewalk, nearly hitting a barbershop. City police Sgt. Jason Ziegler said a pickup truck traveling east on West King Street appears to have run a red light, “t-boning” another pickup truck traveling on Prince Street. Ziegler said the collision sent the southbound pickup truck spinning onto the sidewalk.

 

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of December 11, 2017

East Lampeter: A crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 30 has been cleared in Lancaster County.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Route 30 near the Harrisburg Pike exit around 8:30 a.m. There were heavy delays.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of November 30, 2017

A fire was reported at H.M. Stauffer & Sons Inc., 33 Glenola Drive, just before 8:30 a.m. At least 10 fire companies and over 150 emergency personnel, including firefighters, EMTs and fire police, assisted at the scene. A saw mill employee seriously injured, airlifted to burn center after Upper Leacock Township warehouse fire. Firefighters fought the two-alarm blaze for hours, relying on tankers for water after they exhausted township resources.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 25, 2017:

A Harrisburg man died at the scene of a crash Monday night in Warwick. Stephen D. Christ Jr., 36, died an accidental death of multiple traumatic injuries after his car went airborne and hit the roof of a home, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni.

Christ was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart westbound on East Newport Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck an embankment, causing it to vault 150 feet in the air before it struck the roof of a home, then landed on a tree in the backyard., per Northern Lancaster County Regional police. No residents of the home were injured, police said.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 4, 2017:

64-year-old Ernest T. Capizzi  of Lititz was killed in Wednesday in a crash near 345 S. Reading Road in the northbound lane around 9 a.m. in Ephrata Borough Wednesday morning after his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The victim was driving a white Toyota Prius at the time of the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Wayne M. Sauder, of Denver, wasn’t injured.

South Reading Road (Route 272) was closed from Meadow Valley Road through South State Street for approximately three hours Wednesday as investigators reconstructed the incident. The road reopened around noon, police Lt. Chris McKim said.

The crash remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Officer Davis at 717-738-9200, ext. 262.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of December 11, 2017

East Lampeter: A crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 30 has been cleared in Lancaster County.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Route 30 near the Harrisburg Pike exit around 8:30 a.m. There were heavy delays.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of November 30, 2017

A fire was reported at H.M. Stauffer & Sons Inc., 33 Glenola Drive, just before 8:30 a.m. At least 10 fire companies and over 150 emergency personnel, including firefighters, EMTs and fire police, assisted at the scene. A saw mill employee seriously injured, airlifted to burn center after Upper Leacock Township warehouse fire. Firefighters fought the two-alarm blaze for hours, relying on tankers for water after they exhausted township resources.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 25, 2017:

A Harrisburg man died at the scene of a crash Monday night in Warwick. Stephen D. Christ Jr., 36, died an accidental death of multiple traumatic injuries after his car went airborne and hit the roof of a home, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni.

Christ was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart westbound on East Newport Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck an embankment, causing it to vault 150 feet in the air before it struck the roof of a home, then landed on a tree in the backyard., per Northern Lancaster County Regional police. No residents of the home were injured, police said.

Lancaster and surrounding area injury news as of October 4, 2017:

64-year-old Ernest T. Capizzi  of Lititz was killed in Wednesday in a crash near 345 S. Reading Road in the northbound lane around 9 a.m. in Ephrata Borough Wednesday morning after his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The victim was driving a white Toyota Prius at the time of the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Wayne M. Sauder, of Denver, wasn’t injured.

South Reading Road (Route 272) was closed from Meadow Valley Road through South State Street for approximately three hours Wednesday as investigators reconstructed the incident. The road reopened around noon, police Lt. Chris McKim said.

The crash remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Officer Davis at 717-738-9200, ext. 262.

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