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Pennsylvania Accident Involving a Truck and a Van

Aired August 21, 2001 - 10:39   ET

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KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: We're going to take you to the breaking news that's happening right now in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

These pictures are coming to us from our affiliate KYW in Pennsylvania. We are told right now this is a truck/van crash. And according to the Associated Press, and as you and see here by our live pictures, that there may be someone or more than one person trapped inside this trailer truck, in this wreckage.

We are told that it may be a hazardous material spill, also. But as you can see, firefighters, paramedics are working intensely to try -- they are talking to somebody. We can see they are talking to somebody through the cab of this trailer. Can we hear any sound at all? OK. No sound right now, but we do have the helicopter above the scene.

So right now, we're telling you about an accident involving a tractor trailer and a passenger van, and this has closed route 202. If you know this area, it's closed 202 both northbound and southbound, near the Boot Road exit, we're told. That's just north of West Chester in Chester County.

Once again, you're looking at live pictures in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A truck van crash that has closed the 202 interstate. And right now we are not sure how many people are trapped in this wreckage, but firefighters are trying to get inside. It looks like they are having a conversation with somebody. We do see oxygen masks being brought up to the scene. And...

LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: Hey, Kyra?

PHILLIPS: Yes.

HARRIS: You've been watching this longer than I have. Have you seen the van?

PHILLIPS: Yes. They did, they had a quick -- when they went to a wide shot, they showed part of the van. The van, basically has been sheared off. But they seem to be focused strictly right here on the tractor trailer. Not the tractor trailer, rather the -- the cab of the trailer.

HARRIS: Well the good is that there appears to be some movement inside that cab.

PHILLIPS: Right.

HARRIS: So, at least we know that there is someone in there is still alive. He might be pretty well banged up.

I did see them bring a saw, a hand saw in there.

PHILLIPS: You did see them bring one in?

HARRIS: Moments ago, too.

PHILLIPS: All right, we're going to hold on this. We're going to continue to follow if it and take a quick break.

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