Police seek motorist who fled after causing crash that left car pancaked under semi

Troopers say that the driver of a white pickup truck fled the scene after cutting another vehicle off and causing a serious crash.

PA I-78

Pennsylvania State Police are seeking a pickup truck driver who they say caused a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi truck yesterday.

The crash occurred just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 on eastbound I-78 near Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania, according to Lehigh Valley Live.

Troopers say that the driver of a white pickup truck abruptly changed lanes, triggering a multi-vehicle crash.

Trooper Nathan Branosky explained:

“This white pickup truck that we’re looking for…cut off another motorist, which caused a chain-reaction crash and caused the tractor-trailer to flip over a barrier and into the grassy area. So this white pickup did continue traveling eastbound, did not exit on Cedar Crest, it continued eastbound.”

After the crash, the semi truck — which was hauling hazardous materials — came to rest on top of a Toyota Avalon in a ditch. The crash also sent another passenger vehicle plowing into the median.

Three people, including the semi truck driver and the Avalon driver, were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Because the semi truck was hauling paint thinner, it took crews about eight hours to clean up the crash.

Pennsylvania troopers say that they are working to track down the driver of the white pickup. If you have information on the crash, you’re asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at the Fogelsville barracks at 610-395–1438.

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