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April 7, 2014

Minor injuries reported in Route 147 crash

MILTON — A truck driver was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital for evaluation of minor injuries this afternoon following a collision along Route 147.

The driver, whose truck had Indiana license plates, was exiting Route 147 North when he approached the intersection of Route 641 at approximately 12:15 p.m., state police at Milton said.

A witness traveling behind the Great Dane trailer owned by USA Trucks said he watched as the truck driver came to a “rolling stop” and then a GMC Envoy traveling east on Route 642 “clobbered him.”

“It was a big crash. There was smoke and pieces flying. It was general chaos,” said Bill Fink, 51, of Milton, who called 9-1-1.

Milton Fire Department Chief Sam Shaffer said the door of the truck had to be cut off; it was still on the side of the road at approximately 12:45 p.m.

The driver was taken via White Deer Township Ambulance to Evangelical in Lewisburg where he was evaluated for his injuries.

He was “conscious, alert and talking,” Shaffer said.

The driver had no visible injuries, but was complaining of back pain, he added.

Trooper Jared Reichenbach of the Milton State Police barracks said the driver was taken to the hospital as part of the trucking company’s accident policy, but he appeared to have no major injuries.

The SUV driver, Margaret Punako, 81, of Milton, and her 19-year-old passenger refused treatment.

The tractor trailer had major damage to the front area, and the SUV’s damage was located in the front passenger side of the hood.

The SUV was towed by Taylor’s Garage, Mllton; the cab and trailer were towed by Minuteman Environmental, Inc., which also cleaned up the spilled motor oil and other fluids.

PennDOT crew had the exit closed down with road flares.

The truck driver may be cited with a stop sign violation, Reichenbach said.

Evangelical Community Hospital ALS, Milton Fire Police and Turbot Township Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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