The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

March 12, 2014

Route 54 tractor trailer crash injures one

— DANVILLE – A crash with a tractor trailer off Route 54 sent a Danville woman to the hospital and temporarily closed down part of Liberty Valley Road.

Dolores Bickhart, 78, of Danville, was taken to Geisinger Medical Center after the tractor trailer driven by Scott Reichenbach, of Bloomsburg, pulled in front of her to make a turn, according to trooper Chad Rarig, from the Milton barracks of the state police.

Chief Mike Kull of Valley Township Fire Department described Bickhart’s injuries as minor.

Bickhart was driving on Route 54 towards Danville, with Reichenbach driving on Route 54 away from Danville. Reichenbach pulled in front of Bickhart to make a left-hand turn onto Liberty Valley Road at approximately 12:35 p.m., when Bickhart’s car hit the truck.

“I’m sorry it happened,” Reichenbach said following the accident.

Reichenbach will be cited for the accident, Rarig said.

Incoming traffic to Liberty Valley Road was temporarily halted while rescue workers attended to the crash.

Also responding were Valley Township Fire Department, Liberty Township Fire Department, Danville Fire Police and Danville Ambulance.


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