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Woman survives violent crash with big rig

Published On: Aug 03 2013 02:02:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2013 08:29:04 PM EDT

A woman was flown to the hospital after a violent three-vehicle accident in Schuylkill County.


A woman is lucky to be alive after her vehicle crashed into a tractor trailer on Route 895 in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State Police say the crash happened around 10 p.m. Friday near the intersection with Evergreen Drive.

An SUV driven by 59-year-old Pattty Adams of Orwigsburg crossed into opposing traffic after failing to negotiate a right-hand curve, according to police. She first crashed into a van before hitting the tractor trailer.


Police say Adams was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition this morning.

No other injuries were reported.

Police say Adams will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic.