Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash Near Bensalem Injures 30, Involves Over 50 Vehicles

Dozens of vehicles are stuck in pileups on the Pennsylvania turnpike. Police: ‘Irresponsible drivers’ are to blame.

Multiple crashes began around 8:30 a.m. near the Route 1 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Route 1. Friday with a 25-car pileup near the Route 1 exit for Bensalem. Eventually somewhere between 50 to 100 vehicles were crashed and at least 30 people were injured. Five people suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. About half of the victims were transported to Abington Memorial Hospital.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike begins at the Ohio state line in Lawrence County, where the interstate continues west into Ohio as the Ohio Turnpike. On the east side of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Turnpike ends at the New Jersey border at the Delaware River–Turnpike Toll Bridge over the Delaware River in Bucks County. The interstates continues east as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike. The portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike where the crash occurred was Interstate 276 near the Route 1 exit at Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania State Trooper Twitter account was protected during the time of this incident. No information was available from the Pennsylvania State Police.

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