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04-27-2014, 08:07 AM


Driver injured, Studebaker wrecked in two-vehicle crash

By TOM KNAPP | Staff Writer (http://m.lancasteronline.com/staff/tomknapp)

Two pickup trucks — one a classic 1950 Studebaker truck — collided Saturday evening at the intersection of Mine and White Oak roads, Bart Township.

Deputy Chief David Farmer Jr., from Bart Township Fire Company, said the cause of the collision was still under investigation.
The driver of the Studebaker, who was identified late Saturday evening as William S. Palmer, 50, of Honey Brook, was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for injuries Farmer described as “not life-threatening.”
The driver and two passengers in the other truck — two from Gordonville, one from Narvon and all 16 or 17 years old — were not hurt, Farmer said.
The crash occurred at about 7:10 p.m. According to a state police, Palmer was eastbound on White Oak Road when he crossed into the path of the other vehicle, which had the right of way.

Both vehicles were disabled. Palmer was charged with a stop sign violation.



04-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Glad they will recover. People are more important than even Studebakers.
At the very least if the insurance company agrees. The Studebaker will give up
some good parts.
Was thinking, as I'm completely rebuilding the braking system on my
57 Packard. Wonder if the truck's brakes gave way?
The Chevrolet Avalanche took quite a hit as well. Probably both will be totaled.

04-27-2014, 09:39 AM
The truck appears to have an independent front suspension of some sort. It probably had upgraded brakes, but still they could have failed. The Buick headlight rim reminds me of a pickup that I saw a picture of recently. I wonder if it was the same truck.

04-27-2014, 11:59 AM
The accident happened about 14 miles from me as the crow flies, and less then a couple hundred yards from the scene of the tragic Amish School House (now torn down) shooting a few years back. Glad no serious injuries. Honey Brook is 3 miles from me, but I do not know Mr.Palmer.
Poor old Stude took a hard hit.