Tractor trailer pile up shuts down I-78 eastbound, 1 injured

All eastbound lanes on I-78 in Allentown were closed Friday morning following a crash involving multiple tractor trailers.

The crash occurred around 3 a.m. east of Allentown in the eastbound lanes near Route 412.

FOX 29's Bob Kelly reports the tractor trailers collided, causing at least one of them to overturn onto a car, trapping a person inside.

Rescue crews responded to the scene and spent hours attempting to free the trapped motorist before eventually transporting them to the hospital. The extent of that person's injuries are not yet known.

No other injuries have been reported at this time.

As an alternate, Bob Kelly recommends using taking Route 22 to Route 33.