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SUV rams trailer, business in downtown Tamaqua

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The force of the impact caused the trailer to snap a parking meter and a support pole for an extended awning located in front of Tamaqua Buy and Sell Antiques and Collectibles.
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The force of the impact caused the trailer to snap a parking meter and a support pole for an extended awning located in front of Tamaqua Buy and Sell Antiques and Collectibles.
Published September 19. 2011 05:03PM

A longtime landmark on Center Street in Tamaqua was slightly damaged after a female driver of Chevy Tahoe accidentally crashed her vehicle into the rear of a parked trailer carrying a dumpster yesterday around 11 a.m.

The force of the impact caused the trailer to snap a parking meter and a support pole for an extended awning located in front of Tamaqua Buy and Sell Antiques and Collectibles. The impact also pushed the trailer into the rear of a parked van, owned by Tamaqua Buy and Sell owner Charlie Odorizzi, who was in the vehicle during the impact. Odorizzi was not injured.

Tamaqua Police officer Karl Herrig is the investigating officer. Responding were Tamaqua Police, firefighters and ambulance. The driver of the Chevy Tahoe was Nicole Huegel of Tamaqua. Tamaqua fire police detoured SR309 traffic for the duration.

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