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PPL driver taken to hospital after Franklin Township crash

Published March 04. 2014 06:55PM

A Hazleton man was taken to the hospital this afternoon for treatment of a diabetic condition after the truck he was driving struck a snow bank and got stuck in the area near the Boathouse Saloon on Canal Street in Franklin Township.

The man was driving a PPL Utilities truck in the area between 221 and 285 Canal Road when his truck was stuck on a two-foot high mound on icy snow pack. The side passenger windows were both broken by a 25-mile speed sign and the rear drivers side tire was blown.

The incident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Assisting Franklin Township Police at the scene were Franklin Township Fire Police and Volunteer Fire Company.

Lehighton Ambulance transported the man to Blue Mountain System, Gnaden Huetten Campus.

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