Tractor Trailer Crash

A 53-foot truck trailer rolled onto its side at 10:14 a.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of Ritner Highway, Penn Township, Newville. Pennsylvania State Police-Carlisle were on the scene investigating the accident. Troopers said, ‘The operator of the truck apparently didn’t have the trailer properly hooked to the tractor. The load shifted, and caused the tractor to come loose and fell to the right side of the road, and went about 50 feet, tearing the macadam roadway. The trailer was hauling a load of glass bottles packed in cardboard cases. The operator was uninjured.’ Emergency personnel from the Penn Township Fire Co., Friendship Hose Co. of Newville, Fire & EMS responded to the scene, however, their services weren’t needed. Fire Police remained on the scene to assist with traffic control as heavy-duty wreckers from John’s Mobile Service removed the trailer from the road.

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