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GAME COMMISSION WORKER INJURED BY HIT-AND-RUN ATV RIDER

07/19/2021

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking to identify an ATV rider who fled State Game Lands 326 in Schuylkill County this morning after running over a Game Commission employee at a high speed.

The employee, whose name is not being released, suffered serious injury to his left leg in the incident, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. He was airlifted from a nearby location to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Anyone with information that might help to identify the rider is asked to call the Game Commission’s Southeast Region office at 610-926-3136.

The collision occurred less than 300 yards from the intersection of Malones and Beaver Dam roads in Butler Township, on a gravel road that accesses the game lands. The Game Commission employee, a game lands maintenance supervisor, was at the site to help perform road improvements and was standing next to his work vehicle when struck by the ATV. The ATV made no apparent attempt to avoid him.

Further details about the ATV and rider will be released if they become available.

Except on marked roads designated for use, it is unlawful to ride motorized vehicles anywhere on state game lands.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Travis Lau - 717-705-6541

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