Carroll Township, PA — On February 3, 2019, a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi truck, a minivan, and an SUV caused injury to several people.

Authorities say the wreck happened around 11:30 a.m. on northbound Route 15 and Old Mill Road, near Baltimore Street. The circumstances of the wreck are not yet clear, but three vehicles were reportedly involved and an unspecified number of people were taken to a local hospital.

Carroll Township police are investigating the accident. No further information is available at this time.

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When I read about crashes like this, I immediately wonder whether an independent professional investigator is looking into the crash. Some may question the need for outside help of that nature but quite frankly, a multi-vehicle pileup is sometimes beyond the scope of law enforcement’s ability to investigate.

I don’t say that to undermine the important work that police do. I’m just trying to say that many police departments are stretched thin and don’t always have the resources, training, or time to thoroughly investigate incidents like this, which require an investigator’s undivided attention.

Even if officers can afford to pay careful attention to the scene, they may not have the advanced equipment needed to dig deeper. The more complex or layered the crash is, the more likely that subtle-but-crucial details will slip through the cracks.

That’s why after crashes like this one, I always advise working with a private accident reconstruction expert to look into the crash. Independent investigators are trained and equipped to get every shred of evidence from the scene, from creating laser-maps of the crash to running advanced 3-D simulations and collecting Engine Control Module data from the vehicles involved.

Some people may call all that work overkill. That’s actually the problem–most crashes really aren’t that simple. A more thorough investigation may reveal a plain explanation and a clear cause, but only after checking out less likely factors can anyone say that for sure. Until that time, it’s best people reserve their judgments.

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Jason is back to work and is now playing Sled Hockey and wheelchair rugby!! Jason is the strongest and most amazing man! He may nly have 1/2 a leg, but that is ALL he is lacking!! Thanks to prayer and GOD and awsome first responders and Baylor doctors. Jason's wife, Sheila
— Sheila
I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
— Tophat
I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
— Leif Burton
I appreciate how you've commentated on this tragedy--informative, with questions, but not hurtful. I live within 30 mins of this crash site, and I am appalled at the entire situation :(. I can't even begin to understand what could have happened to make this come to fruition, but I will be keeping up with it so I can learn what investigations bring to light about how something awful like this could happen. Rest in peace, Thomas, Carolyn and Carolyn...
— Summer
I am Anthony Siffords daughter. im 13 and i miss my dad i just wanted everyone to know that he is in a better place now and i would to thank everyone for the support. i miss my dad but it was amazing to see how many people had been toughed by my dad god bless thanks for everything...
— Hannah Sifford
I am Rodney Palmer's sister-inlaw. I am amazed and grateful for all the heartfelt wishes and support for our family... It is difficult indeed to put our thoughts into words, but we very much appreciate your kind and helpful words at a time when these things mean so much. Losing someone as special as Rodney has been tough, but knowing the he has touched so many people's lives keeps my sister's strengthens our family.
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My friend Michael was the one who got hit by this train. This is the ONLY article I can find on it!! How is that possible? It happened almost 5 days ago! Thank you for actually caring about us "no name" people. I hope when more information comes in you will post it as soon as you can. Thank you again!! God bless you
— Leslie
Tony was the step Grant father and it's been hard for the whole family but we know he is in a better place now. It's nice to know that people are rasing awareness with my grandfathers story. Thanks, family and friends of Tony Wray.
— Mercedes Stanley
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— Erik Hofmann
I'd like to thank you for giving my cousin's death some type of recognition and letting our family know he is not a lost cause. Thank you <3
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