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Accident leaves truck driver critical in Derry

| Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:11 p.m.

A 62-year-old truck driver was in critical condition because of a one-vehicle accident on Thursday on Rushwood Road in Derry Township.

Larry E. Matson of Slickville was driving south on Rushwood about 2 p.m. when his truck slid off the road. While he tried to regain control of the tri-axle dump truck, its load of dirt shifted, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to a state police accident report.

Police said his truck slid for about 10 yards before stopping in the northbound lane of Rushwood.

Matson was transported by medical helicopter to UPMC.

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