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Driver avoids injuries in U.S. 11 crash

September 13, 2005|by CANDICE BOSLEY

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was not injured Monday when he rear-ended a pickup truck, causing pieces of metal sheeting to slide off the truck and break through his windshield, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Vincent Borello said the driver of a 1995 Dodge Neon, Brandon Myers, of Marion, Pa., refused treatment at the scene.

Myers was heading south on U.S. 11 (Molly Pitcher Highway) when he ran into the back of a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Llyod Todd, 64, of Greencastle, Borello said.

The truck was stopped because of road construction, police said.

More than one piece of metal sheeting slid off the back of the truck. It broke through Myers' windshield into the front passenger area of his car, but there were no passengers sitting there, Borello said.

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"He was pretty fortunate," the trooper said.

Todd was not injured.

Both cars had to be towed from the scene. Although the southbound lane of the road was closed for about 30 minutes, traffic was quickly directed around the wreck by using a turning lane, Borello said.

The wreck happened near 9389 Molly Pitcher Highway. No charges had been filed, police said.

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