Man injured after truck runs off road

November 16, 1994

A Nottingham, Pa., man was taken to Carroll County General Hospital after his truck flipped over on Bachman Valley Road near Melrose yesterday morning.

Jeffrey A. King, 30, was driving a refrigerated Isuzu truck loaded with fresh boxed mushrooms north on Bachman Valley Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the highway and sideswiped a utility pole. Police said the driver swerved the Isuzu back on the road, apparently overreacted and drove off the right side again, traveling down a slight embankment and overturning. The truck came to rest about 120 feet from the pole.

Mr. King climbed out through the windshield, which was knocked out in the crash. Both doors were jammed and the roof of the truck was smashed.

The body of the truck blew apart and insulation and mushrooms scattered over the road and a field.

Emergency workers from the Manchester fire station treated Mr. King at the scene before transporting him to the hospital.

A spokesman said Mr. King appeared to be suffering from back injuries and numerous lacerations. He was released from the hospital after treatment, according to a spokeswoman.

The road was blocked for about 90 minutes, and traffic was routed to Hoover Mill and Ebbvale roads.

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