Woman in­jured when Sedan, dump truck col­lide on Rt. 332

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Staff Re­ports

LOWER MAhEFIELD - A 71-yHDr-ROG LRwHr 0DNH­fiHOG Town­ship woman was in­jured on Dec. 13 when her car was broad­sided by a dump truck at Route 332 (New­town By­pass) and In­ter­state 95.

Po­lice said the Mack triaxle truck was headed west bound on Route 332 at 9W20 a.m. when it struck a Grand Mar­quis sedan that was ex­it­ing sound bound I-95 and was cross­ing the two west bound lanes of Route 332 at a sig­nal­ized in­ter­sec­tion.

The im­pact of the crash pushed the sedan sev­eral hun­dred feet west on Route 332 and into the east bound lanes of the high­way, ac­cord­ing to LRwHr 0DNH­fiHOG 3ROLFH CKLHI .Hn CROuzzL.

Wit­nesses at the scene told po­lice that it ap­peared the truck had the green light when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred.

The driver of the sedan, hathryn Stiebritz, 71, of the 100 block of Tay­lorsville Road, was re­moved from the car by medics from the YardOHy-0DNH­fiHOG (PHrJHnFy 8nLW (Y0(8). 7KHy wHrH DssLsWHG by po­lice.

Stiebritz was trans­ported to SW 0Dry 0HGLFDO CHnWHr Ey WKH Y0(8. 7KH HxWHnW RI KHr in­juries was not im­me­di­ately known.

“The squad worked dili­gently to sta­bi­lize the woman and to make sure she in­curred no fur­ther in­jury as a re­sult of the ac­ci­dent by tak­ing all the proper pre­cau­tions and get­ting her out of WKH YHKLFOH sDIHOy,” sDLG CROuzzL.

“She took a real bad hit. You never know what type of in­jury she sus­tained even though there Ls nRWKLnJ YLsLEOH,” sDLG CROuzzL. “They (the squad) are equipped and pre­pared to rec­og­nize that and their quick re­sponse, as with many calls, de­ter­mines the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and more per­ma­nent in­jury.”

The op­er­a­tor of the dump truck, Mark Berle, 51, of the 100 block of Tans­boro Road in Berlin, N.J., was not in­jured. The truck is owned by MJF ma­te­ri­als of Egg Har­bor Town­ship, N.J.

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Pho­to­graph by Jeff Gold­berg

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