75 Year Old Ejected From Truck

By Cody Combs

Published 10/03 2013 02:12PM

Updated 10/03 2013 02:41PM

UPDATE: PennDOT has issued the following statement regarding the safety of the section of road mentioned in this article where the crash occurred:

PENNDOT STATEMENT: This area was looked at as part of the Route 22 Corridor Study which was completed in Oct 2012. The area in question has been added to a paving project that is in preliminary design. They are looking at making 22 a single lane in both directions with left turn lanes, as I said this is still preliminary design so it’s still in the very early stages of design. The project has a let date of 2016.

PORTER TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY - A 75 year old was ejected from the back of her pickup truck and taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after police say she pulled out in front of a tractor trailer along Rt. 22 near River Road.

The crash happened around 7am.

Investigators say 75 year old Susan Eckenrode pulled out in front of a tractor trailer.

Police say Eckenrode driver was able to say her name and was responding before being taken to the hospital.

The tractor trailer was only slightly damaged, and the driver walked away with no injuries.

A homeowner living near the accident says similar crashes have happened in that approximate area.

WTAJ News has previously reported on fatal crashes near that area of Route 22 and has reached out to PennDOT to see if it has any plans to address that section of road.

Stay with WTAJ News for updates.

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