On Tuesday morning September 21, 2010 a man died in a Schuylkill County car crash. The accident happened when a box truck crossed the center line on Route 209 in Walker Township and crashed head-on into a car. The driver of the passenger car died in the accident. The driver of the truck suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken by Tamaqua Ambulance to an area hospital. Neither driver has yet been identified to the media.
While there were no other human passengers in the car that was hit, there were three poodles traveling in the car. One of the poodles died from injuries sustained in this Pennsylvania car truck accident. The poodle puppies received oxygen from firefighters who responded to the accident call. The two that survived were taken by Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue to Companion Animal Hospital in Tamaqua.
First responders to this accident included the Tamaqua Fire Department, the New England Fire Company, the Tuscarora Fire Company and the Tamaqua Rescue Squad. Pennsylvania State Police at the Frackville Station are investigating this fatal Schuylkill County crash.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the driver killed in this accident.