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Berks driver injured in I81 crash

Published January 07. 2011 05:00PM

A Berks County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Delano Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

State police at Frackville said Ryan M. Bachman, 21, of Robesonia, was driving a 1998 Chrysler Sebring southbound when he lost control after falling asleep. The car went onto the east berm and struck the guide rail. Bachman then oversteered back across the southbound lanes and came the car came to rest in the median against the embankment.

Troopers said Bachman was taken to Hazleton General Hospital by McAdoo ambulance and later transferred by LifeFlight helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He sustained a back injury, troopers added.

Troopers said Bachman was cited for careless driving and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

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