PennDOT worker injured in crash while helping stranded motorist


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A PennDOT employee is recovering from injuries he recieved after his parked vehicle was hit by another car. 

Pennsylvania State Police said Marcus Lamanna was helping a stranded motorist on the left shoulder of the ramp on Route 22 to Interstate 81 North shortly after 9:30 Monday morning. 

A PennDOT spokeswoman said Lamanna was about the leave the scene when one of his co-workers spotted the aproaching car and warned Lamanna. Lamanna was able to dive into his truck before the collission. 

Pennsylvania State Police said a vehicle driven by Leamsy Gonzalez left the road and hit Lamanna’s truck. 

The PennDOT spokeswoman said Lamanna was treated at the hospital and is expected to be OK. 

A 3-year-old child in Gonzalez’s vehicle was also injured. His condition is not know. 

Gonzalez was cited for driving at unsafe speeds. 

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