Four injured in Route 41 crash

posted Sat, Apr 23, 2011

Lancaster Sunday News

By JON RUTTER and DAVID O'CONNOR

A head-on collision on Route 41 south of Gap on Saturday night injured four people, two seriously, fire officials said.Rescue crews tore the roof and doors off this Pontiac GTO to remove those trapped inside, following a violent head-on crash along Route 41 in eastern Lancaster County on Saturday night.

Officials at the scene said two vehicles, a Pontiac GTO and a four-door Honda Accord, collided at 7:43 p.m. along the roadway in Sadsbury Township, eastern Lancaster County.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, Gap Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Beiler said at the scene.

The injured were taken to Lancaster General Hospital, but there were no names or conditions available Saturday night.

The accident happened roughly a half-mile south of Gap, Beiler estimated, and Route 41 was closed from Strasburg Road southward to Newport Pike for more than an hour after the crash.

Route 41, a heavily-traveled road, re-opened to traffic shortly after 9 p.m.

Some 50 firefighters and other emergency personnel from Gap, Christiana, Gordonville, White Horse, Parkesburg and other communities responded to the scene.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the accident.

Rescue crews were forced to tear the roof off the GTO and also take its doors off to rescue those inside.

Crews also had to take the doors off the Honda to get its occupants out.


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Firefighters from Gap Fire Company stand behind a Honda Accord involved in a two-vehicle crash on Route 41, south of Gap on Saturday night. (Vinny Tennis)


 

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