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Fayetteville truck accident: backhoe rear-ended, operator injured

A 63-year-old backhoe driver was rear-ended by a Freightliner in the northbound lanes of Route 997 in Fayetteville. It is not yet clear why the 32-year-old Freightliner driver, a resident of Hagerstown, collided with the backhoe in the morning truck accident.

The victim was airlifted from the crash scene to Hershey Medical Center. While the nature and extent of the man's injuries were not immediately disclosed, the fact that he was flown from the accident site certainly points to the possibility that he may have required immediate medical attention.

That, however, is not the end of the story. The collision with the backhoe caused the Freightliner to veer into oncoming traffic on Route 997. A woman from Orrstown tried to maneuver her vehicle so as to avoid the Freightliner, which had ended up in the southbound lane. In so doing, she crashed into a tree, though initial reports indicated she suffered what appeared to be minor injuries. The Freightliner driver who caused the collisions in the first place was also said to have escaped serious injury.

Authorities were left to clean up the site of the truck accident and also investigate who did what and why. There was no immediate indication as to whether drugs or alcohol were suspected to have been a factor. As the parties to this crash deal with their injuries and struggle to recover from the frightening incident, they each may have a vested interest in discovering the results of the official accident investigation, once it is completed. It may be very helpful should any of them consider filing a civil claim for personal injury.

Source: The Record Herald, "The Monitor: Motorist flown after accident," May 16, 2012

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