Shortly after 4pm, first responders were dispatched to Highland Road near Sawmill Road in Foster Township for the report of a motor vehicle accident with ejection. While responding to this accident, a Pennsylvania State Trooper was involved in a second accident, striking a telephone pole.
Air medical was placed on standby for the occupant who was thrown from the vehicle. Additional EMS units were dispatched to the scene for a second individual involved in the initial crash as well as to the second crash involving the State Trooper for an evaluation.
The second crash involving the Trooper vehicle was along Eckley Road outside of Jeddo Borough near the intersection of Highland Road. The crash caused a communications pole to fall and communications wires to be downed across the roadway. The State Police vehicle sustained extensive damage in the crash. The condition of the Trooper is unknown at this time.
At least one individual was transported VIA EMS to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. Fire Police remained on scene to direct traffic until Verizon could respond to replace the pole.
Foster Township fire, PSP, and local EMS units responded to the accidents.
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