A three-vehicle accident sent two people to the hospital and shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Bristol Exchange completely for about two hours Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses on the scene said the accident started when a dump truck came around the bend of a turn a little too fast with two vehicles, one to the left and one in front of it. The dump truck driver slammed on his brakes but the vehicles momentum propelled the truck into the back of a Dodge Pickup Truck who in turn slammed into a private work service vehicle.
Both of the smaller trucks had resulting damages to back and front ends, witnesses said.
“He came around that bend which has a momentary blind spot and before you know it you’re right on top of the vehicle in front of you” a second witness told Lower Bucks Source Tuesday night.
The Driver of the dump truck vehicle slammed his head against the windshield causing a head wound officials could be heard saying at the accident scene.
The Bucks County Rescue Squad and Penndel -Middletown Rescue squads responded to accident scene.
That driver’s wife was taken from the scene on a stretcher to a local medical facility for evaluation, also.
State Police closed down the turnpike while conducting their accident investigation leaving traffic at a standstill. Motorists left their vehicles to see what was holding up traffic
The chain-reaction accident stopped ongoing construction work on the turnpike completely.
State investigators did not respond to inquiries for comment as of Wednesday morning