Pick-up, mail truck collide
SNYDERTOWN - A U.S. Postal Service panel truck and a pickup truck delivering newspapers collided shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Snydertown Road (Route 4012) near the borough.
Trooper Daniel Wilk of state police at Stonington reported the mail truck driven by Dana E. Krause, 21, of Middleburg, was traveling south on Snydertown Road when the pickup truck operated by Samuel M. Griffith, 56, of Northumberland, pulled from a stop sign on Smith Road into its path.
Police said the front end of the mail truck collided with the front passenger side of the pickup truck, causing it to be pushed approximately 30 feet from the intersection. Police said both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lane of Snydertown Road against guide rail.
Griffith, who was delivering The Daily Item, had neck and shoulder injuries, police said. He was transported by Elysburg Ambulance to Sunbury Community Hospital. Krause escaped injury.
Police said both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged and towed from the scene by Sunbury Motors and Jeff's Auto Body.
Police said Griffith was cited for a stop-sign violation.
Also assisting at the scene were members of Stonington Fire Company.