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Published on Jan 10, 2010
4:39 PM - 01/10/2010 - (Carbon County - Franklin Township, PA) A mother and child in a car seat took a wild ride on Pohopoco Drive. The vehicle skidded sideways on the dry roadway and went over the guide rail. The car went down a forty foot embankment into the Pohopoco Creek. The mother and child were transported from the scene by ambulance to the Lehighton hospital. The car was leaking gasoline into the creek and waterway conservation officers were on scene to monitor the fuel spill. The Franklin Township Police are investigating the cause of the accident. Responding to the scene was the Lehighton Fire Department who then was replaced by the Franklin Township Fire Department when they came back from a turnpike call. Fire Police closed Pohopoco Drive until the accident scene was cleared. Also, on scene were the Franklin Township Police, DCNR officers, PA Fish Commission, Lehighton Ambulance and the Franklin Township Fire Police. Scene cleared at 6:00 PM.