School Van Crashes on Turnpike

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013  |  Updated 11:00 AM EDT
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At least three vehicles, including a shcool van, crash causing miles of delays on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

SkyForce10 - Jillian Mele

At least three vehicles, including a shcool van, crash causing miles of delays on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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A school transport van, car and possibly two trucks crashed along a busy area highway this morning snarling traffic.

The crash backed up traffic in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike approaching the Fort Washington Exit in Upper Dublin Township around 8:15 a.m.

It appeared that a silver sedan crashed into the back of a white tractor-trailer causing the car to become stuck under the truck. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, the big rig was stopped closely behind the school van, which was stopped closely behind a white box truck.

The front-end and back of the school van appeared to be damaged.

State Police say that two students in the van suffered minor injuries and were hospitalized. No one else was injured, according to police.

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Police didn't say how many students were in the van and what school they attend.

Only the left lanes sneaked past the crash near mile-marker 339 causing traffic to quickly stack up for miles, said NBC10 traffic reporter Jillian Mele.

No word on what caused the wreck, which took about two hours to clear.

The morning of crashes continued when a car overturned along I-95 northbound past Street Road in Bucks County around 9:20 a.m.

 


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