Manheim Motorist Paul Rochford Dies 1One Day after Crash in Penn Township
Penn Township, Pennsylvania (January 23, 2018) – A man who was injured after crashing his car into three parked vehicles Sunday in Penn Township has died of his injuries, according to Northern Lancaster County Regional Police.
The accident happened at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, January 21, on South Martin Street in Penn Township.
According to the report, Paul Rochford, 92, of Manheim, was operating a Dodge Caravan north on South Main Street when he hit the rear driver side of the parked BMW. The impact pushed the BMW into a parked Volkswagen. The Volkswagen, as a result, rolled over and struck the rear trunk of a parked Ford Taurus.
Police said the three parked vehicles were unoccupied.
Rochford and his passenger, 82-year-old Shirley Palmer, both of the of the 100 block of Evergreen Court, Manheim, were extricated from their vehicle then taken to a hospital for treatment where Rochford succumbed to injuries late Monday night, police said.
The cause of the collision is still under an investigation.
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