One Lake-Lehman Jr./Sr. High School student suffered a sprained neck and was taken by ambulance. Four other students complained of minor injuries. Another bus arrived to take the rest of the students to school. Neighbors say the stretch of winding road has become increasingly dangerous within the past year with big rigs and other truck traffic. "It's heavily traveled due to the gas companies. You see a lot of oversized vehicles, you see tri-axles," said neighbor Robert Malakin. "I've been all summer on the phone with PENNDOT trying to get these trucks off this road," said Ms. Kubasik.
The Kubasik family, like others, want answers and want something done before someone is killed. "I, myself, have been run off this road by those big trucks. They fly down this hill in the middle of the road. There's no reason for them to be on this road and they're lucky that no one got more hurt than what they did today," said Ms. Kubasik.
A Penndot spokesman says the transportation department needs a formal request from Ross Township to conduct a traffic review of Harris Pond Road. Eyewitness News contacted Ross Township Municipal Building but there was no one there who could provide sufficient answers.
Lake-Lehman Jr./Sr. High School Principal Doug Klopp told Eyewitness news that student safety is of the utmost importance. He said after talking to neighbors the district will contact Penndot and any other parties necessary about the concerns on Harris Pond Road.