Allentown, PA

This afternoon crews responded to a motor vehicle accident on 78 East near Lehigh Street in Allentown. The crash took place between Exit 57  – Lehigh Street and Exit 59 to PA 145 at approximately 12:54 pm.

A tractor trailer was resting on top of the center median with a car underneath the trailer.  The tractor had ruptured its fuel tank and was leaking fuel according to the Eastern Salisbury Fire Department.


Crews worked on the scene for approximately two hours cleaning up the spill and directing traffic.

The occupant of the car was able to get out according to ESFD.  No additional information was provided.

Eastern Salisbury Fire Department along with Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, Rescue 20-41, Squad 20-51 Fire Police 20-52 and AC 20-02 all responded to the incident.

Photos courtesy Eastern Salisbury Fire Department