PennDOT Worker Hurt in Crash on I-380

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A worker was injured in a wreck between a tractor-trailer and PennDOT vehicle in Monroe County.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 380 north between the Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna exits.

Officials say a PennDOT worker was hurt when a tire on the rig blew out, causing the driver to hit a PennDOT "crash truck" on the highway. The tractor-trailer driver was also hurt and taken to a hospital. Their injuries are described as minor.

Traffic in the area of the wreck was backed up.

PennDOT cameras showed traffic flowing freely by 1:15 p.m.

Check real-time traffic conditions with the WNEP Traffic Tracker.


  • peatermoss

    I’ve always make sure my tires are properly inflated and did a proper pre-trip. Never ran overloaded. Never had a blowout.

  • fortisveritas

    ‘I don’t always have tires blow out on my truck. But when I do, it’s in a construction zone to hit a PennDOT truck. Go faster my friends.’

  • yougottabekiddin1

    Not to mention the tires constantly bashed and beat up by the worst roads in the country. Tires are taking more abuse as the pathetic condition on our roads seem to get progressively worse! Our gas tax dollars have seemed to accomplish little! They pave a road and in two years it is as if it was u touched! Obviously inferior materialsExcept for the fleet of new State Police cars! Bend over my fellow taxpayers, more is yet to come!

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