West Goshen >> A crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer hauling frozen turkeys claimed the life of 1 individual and despatched two others to the hospital early Saturday afternoon.
The accident occurred round 12:30 p.m. on Route 202 and South Matlack Road involving 9 automobiles. After the rig overturned, it turned engulfed in flames, damaging a number of different close by automobiles.
Susan Rzucidlo of East Marlborough Township, who was driving house together with her son within the automotive, noticed the accident moments earlier than it occurred.
“I couldn’t consider how loud it was,” Rzucidlo stated. “The flames have been big.”
Rzucidlo stated she noticed the accident unfold as she was just some automobiles behind.
“I noticed the truck flip and catch on hearth,” she stated. “I referred to as 911 and took footage. I acquired the visitors mild (on Route 202) and I can’t assist however assume that had we not hit that mild, we might have been in that accident.”
Rzucidlo invited two individuals who the place concerned within the accident into her automotive to maintain heat, as outside temperatures struggled to remain above freezing. She stated the lady informed her that a automotive had reduce off the tractor-trailer and the rig’s driver had no time to react.
“I used to be sitting there in my automotive and noticed the driving force of 1 automotive attempt to push the door, and I noticed his arms and arms go up and I assumed he couldn’t get out,” Rzucidlo stated. “However he kicked out the windshield.”
Route 202 was closed a lot of the day, and wasn’t anticipated to open till nicely after midnight as accident investigators tried to piece collectively what occurred.
Chester County Hazmat groups, a number of hearth corporations and medics responded to the scene.