Trucks Disabled, Occupant Injured in Lower Salford

LOWER SALFORD PA – A 23-year-old truck driver from Freeland PA has been cited for careless driving following a two-vehicle accident on the southbound lanes of Interstate 476 at mile marker 32 in Lower Salford Township. Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop T Barracks in King of Prussia reported the accident Monday (July 25, 2022).

A 31-year-old Philadelphia woman – who was not the driver – in the second vehicle, also a truck, suffered a suspected minor injury during the incident, troopers added. She was transported by Harleysville Area Emergency Medical Services to Lansdale Hospital for treatment.

Troopers said the accident occurred July 18 (Monday) at 4:56 a.m. The Freeland driver, in a 2018-model Freightliner tractor, was traveling south in the right lane of the interstate. The woman was inside the other truck, a 2016-model International Harvester tractor, which had stopped on the right shoulder in the same area on I-476, they added.

As the Freightliner approached the stopped International Harvester at mile marker 32, troopers alleged it “drifted into the right shoulder, causing the front” of the Freightliner “to contact the rear of” the International Harvester. The accident caused “disabling damage” to both vehicles, their report stated.

Both individuals were wearing lap and shoulder safety belts at the time, according to the report.

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