Injured in turnpike accident
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
A male motorist traveling the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his car sending in through a set of guardrails then 100 feet down the side of a mountian. The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at he was traveling north having just exited the north face of the Lehigh Tunnel. For some unknown reason he lost control of the unit swerving to the right berm. Firefighters from numerous communities responded to both the Kittatinny area and the turnpike in an effort to free the victim from the wreckage and remove him back to the road surface. After the car was stabilized the victim was brought up to safety. He was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and members of the Penn Star flight crew. He was transported to the landing zone set up at the Slatington Maintenance shed by the paramedics and flight crew utilizing the East Penn Fire Company Rescue Squad.