Truck Through Guard Rail in New Hanover Accident

NEW HANOVER PA – Occupants of a pick-up truck, which went through a guard rail (at top) Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2022) at 7:44 a.m. and off the east side of state Route 663 near Deep Creek Road, appeared to have escaped injury in the single-vehicle accident.

Truck Through Guard Rail in New Hanover Accident

Few official details of the accident were immediately available. Police were still collecting information at the crash scene and had not yet filed required reports.

The truck sustained significant front-end damage (above). It was towed after being carefully and slowly winched away from the downward-sloped hillside where it had landed against several young trees. One first responder observed the trees probably had kept the vehicle from moving further downhill.

Several fluid leaks could be seen pouring from the bottom of the truck, and there was a smell of fuel in the air nearby. Firefighters stood by with hoses and extinguishers at the ready (below) in case a fire broke out, but none did. Police and firefighters both worked to spread absorbent materials on the highway to soak up and stop the spread of the fluids once the truck had been extricated.

Truck Through Guard Rail in New Hanover Accident

The pick-up truck bore a promotional identity for Kings Outdoor Living, a custom builder of decks and outdoor spaces based in Narvon, Lancaster County. The truck appeared to have taken out part of the guard rail at the road’s shoulder and then slid several feet off the roadside. Several boxes of building materials and tools were scattered along the road shoulder (below).

Truck Through Guard Rail in New Hanover Accident

Fire police set roadblocks on Route 633 at just before Deep Creek Road on the north end of the accident scene, and Little Road at the south end. Traffic in both directions was re-routed over adjacent roads. At least one tractor-trailer combination was held, however, and did not proceed until after a lane of the accident scene was cleared for it to pass.

New Hanover Township volunteer firefighters, township police units, Faust Towing of Gilbertsville, and several fire police units responded to the accident call from Montgomery County emergency dispatchers.

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