Coaldale girl remains critical
A six-year-old Coaldale girl, who was struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle along Old Route 209 in Newkirk, Schuylkill Township, on Wednesday afternoon, remains in critical condition at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where she was flown by Medevac helicopter after the accident.
State police at Frackville have declined to release her name. The driver of the pickup truck was Daniel Farber, 30, of Tamaqua. Troopers said the girl rode her bike into the path of Farber's truck about 4:45 p.m. He applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid hitting the girl but could not, troopers said.
The girl was with her mother, who was visiting a relative who resides in Newkirk, when the accident occurred.
The investigation into the crash is continuing, troopers said.