Scrap Metal Spills From Truck Onto Ramp Below, Pinning Driver - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Scrap Metal Spills From Truck Onto Ramp Below, Pinning Driver

Posted: Updated:
UPPER MERION TWP., Pa. -

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the crash Wednesday morning that left a woman with serious injuries and closed Route 202 South near Interstate 76.

CHECK: Latest Traffic Conditions

It all happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

A truck driven by Vernon Smith, 44, of Egg Harbor, N.J., was hauling scrap metal for recycling from westbound I-76 to southbound Route 202 when it overturned partially on the ramp. A side barrier held the truck up, but a portion of the trailer's load spilled over the side.

A large piece of metal landed on top of a 2004 Toyota Corolla traveling on the ramp below, which is from Gulph Road onto Route 202 South.

The car's driver, 46-year-old Janice Storms, of Lansdale, Pa., was trapped and had to be extricated.

State police say Storms suffered serious injuries and was taken to Paoli Hospital.

Smith had only minor injuries.

Route 202 South was closed through most of the morning rush hour, but it reopened by 11:25 a.m.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Fire Breaks Out At Dry-Cleaning Business In Roxborough

    Fire Breaks Out At Dry-Cleaning Business In Roxborough

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:44:29 GMT
    Fire crews respond to the scene right now of a fire at Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane in Roxborough.
    Fire crews respond to the scene right now of a fire at Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane in Roxborough.
  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:31:50 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


  • After 27 Years, The Showboat Casino In Atlantic City Closes

    After 27 Years, The Showboat Casino In Atlantic City Closes

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:24 AM EDT2014-09-01 05:24:50 GMT
    The Showboat Casino in Atlantic City has cashed out for the final time. The boardwalk staple of 27 years closed its doors for good at 4 p.m. Sunday.
    The Showboat Casino in Atlantic City has cashed out for the final time. The boardwalk staple of 27 years closed its doors for good at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices