Wrangler hit as it crossed the Northbound lanes of Rt. 19

Local - 12/10/2013 12:49 PM by Nadine Grimley
OAK HILL - An accident at an exit on Route 19 blocked the Northbound lanes as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.

Crews said that it happened at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Witnesses told Newswatch that an orange Jeep Wrangler attempted to cross the Northbound lanes at the Greentown/Hilltop exit when an 18-wheeler hit it.  They said the tractor trailer had now way to stop, so it pushed the Jeep off of the four-lane.  

Nick Troncoso called 911. 

"He absolutely couldn't stop," Troncoso said, "he tried to slow down, but it just wasn't enough time and the Jeep pulled out at just the wrong time."

The truck's driver said he tired to stop, but the most he could do was slow down. The Jeep's driver was taken to the hospital, but officials said he appeared to have only sustained minor injuries.


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