KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | News, Weather, Sports

Trucks, Dozens of Cars Crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Authorities say traffic accidents involving several tractor-trailers and dozens of cars on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia injured at least 30 people.

The series of accidents backed up traffic for miles between the Bensalem and Willow Grove exits of the turnpike, the state's primary east-west highway.

Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone says ambulances took 30 people from the scene. He says none of the injuries are believed to be major.

The crashes were reported just after 8 a.m. Friday, about five hours after a storm that dropped a foot of snow finally moved out. Motorists say the roadway was very slick.

Abington Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Cindy Taing says that hospital received 16 of the patients, including five trauma patients. She says no one has life-threatening injuries.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245553651 - kbtx.com/a?a=245553651