Four Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 81 in Wilkes-Barre Township
Where: The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer and two other vehicles collided under unspecified circumstances:
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of first car
- Passenger in first car
- Driver of second car
- Passenger in second car
- Driver of first car, injured
- Passenger in first car, injured
- Driver of second car, injured
- Passenger in second car, injured
On or about Sunday, December 20th, 2020, around 6:00 in the evening, an accident between two cars and an 18-wheeler sent four people to the hospital. Authorities said the accident happened on the southbound side of Interstate 81 near Highland Park Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania.
Police said four people were injured when a tractor-trailer and two vehicles collided under unknown conditions. Authorities said that there were two people in each of the vehicles, and that all four people were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries of an unknown nature or severity. It is not clear if the truck driver was injured.
Looking at Interstate 81 on Google Maps shows a four lane roadway, with a grassy median and cable barrier dividing north and southbound traffic.
State and local law enforcement are still investigating the accident.
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