An accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Sunday resulted in one death and a fifty-car pileup. It was just before 12:30 p.m. in southeastern Pennsylvania when the first wreck occurred. One of the individuals involved in that wreck exited his car to check on the other people involved in the crash. He was then struck by a passing vehicle. Authorities pronounced that man dead on the scene. Approaching vehicles then began to pile up along the highway. Many vehicles were either damaged or were stranded in the middle of the highway. There was no word on any injuries sustained by other drivers or passengers.
Authorities arrived on scene and eventually closed off the westbound lanes of the turnpike. Drivers were detoured around the accident scene. According to reports, some drivers in the area were left sitting on the roadway for more than four hours. Some pictures from the scene showed people exiting their vehicles and talking to others stranded alongside them. Weather forecasters had predicted less snow for the area than the storm actually ended up dropping. According to a spokesman from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, road crews were caught off guard by the large amount of snow. The pileup is reported to be the largest in a string of car crashes caused by the huge storm that hit the northeast. The storm brought nearly six inches of snow to Pennsylvania alone.
At least one dead in 50-car pileup on Pennsylvania Turnpike, www.palmbeachpost.com December 09, 2013
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