Fairview Twp. home struck by truck, 2 residents displaced
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After a truck hit the corner of the Fairview Township home, two adults who rented the place were displaced that Saturday afternoon.

According to fire officials, at about 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, a truck running at a speed of 50 mph was traveling east along Lewisberry Rd./Rte. 382 struck the home in Block1200 just along the road.

According to the Red Cross and deputy fire chief of Fairview Township Fire Department, Eric Hawkins, one of the residents was injured in the auto accident.

The victim was relaxing on a couch when it was the vehicle plowed into her living room and she was thrown across the place. Upon being rescued, her legs and body were covered with debris as the em crews checked her for other injuries.

Hawkins said that she sustained head injuries and was immediately transported to the Medical Center of Hershey. Hospital staff said that her injuries are not life threatening.

After the crash, the house was checked and found to be uninhabitable for it has shifted off its foundation. Hawkins added that the Red Cross is assisting the two residents displaced from their home. They are given food, clothing, two comfort kits and a safe shelter.

Assisting in the scene, aside from Deputy Chief Hawkins was: (1) police of Fairview Township; (2) Fire Department of Dover Township; and (3) the DLA Distribution Susquehanna of Pa.

At least only one resident was injured by the pickup truck that plowed into a home at Lewisberry Rd. and no other person or home was damaged.

According to deputy police Chief Hawkins of for unknown reasons at around 2:00 o’clock that afternoon, an eastbound truck swerved southward off the road and plowed into a home in No. 1237 Lewisberry Rd.

Hawkins reported that one resident was trapped inside her living room and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. The woman was conscious and talking but sustained facial injuries. She was transported to the Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

Police officer Mike Bennage of Fairview Township identified the driver as Brooks Griffith, who appeared to be impaired with something. Bennage claimed that seemed to be under some drugs for they found drug paraphernalia on him.

An eye witness reported that Griffith was speeding along the road estimated to be about 50-60 MPH when he struck the house.

Bennage said that Griffith is placed under their custody and he is transported to a local hospital for a blood test to find if he was intoxicated.

Fire chief Chris Weidenham of Fairview Township clarified that only people lived in the house, which the rented; since the house is uninhabitable, the two displaced tenants will be provided housing by the Red Cross.

Source: York Dispatch Com

Source: YDR Com

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