Gary Hack/For The Daily ItemRescue crews work at the scene of a truck crash on Route 890. The driver swerved to avoid a horse and buggy.

TREVORTON -- A driver and a passenger were injured late Monday afternoon after the tractor part of a Mack truck skidded off the northbound lane of Route 890 and rolled over one time in a field, coming back to rest on its wheels.

The truck had rounded a sharp curve when William Riccardi, 37, of Selinsgrove, suddenly realized there was a horse and buggy ahead of him, slowing traffic.

"He locked his breaks and that caused him to skid off the road and over the embankment," said a state police officer from the Stonington station. Mr. Riccardi was thrown from the truck during the rollover. No contact occurred with the truck or the horse and buggy.

Mr. Riccardi was taken by helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he was listed in fair condition. A passenger, Chris Rhodes, 38, of Northumberland, was taken to Geisinger by ambulance. He was treated, then released.

The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m., about 50 yards south of Trout Pond Road, three miles north of Trevorton. Traffic was immediately halted in both directions until 6 p.m., when a Sunbury Motors wrecker pulled the truck out of the field, and the police allowed two-way traffic to resume.

Responding to the accident were the Americus Hose Company, of Sunbury, the Stonington Fire Company and Trevorton EMS.

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