Two cars collided during the morning hours of July 29 at the intersection of Route 145, or Riverview Road, and Washington Drive in Lehigh Township. All four people between both cars suffered injuries in the accident, and both cars sustained heavy damage. Police officers and fire departments from both the township and Walnutport responded to the scene of the accident.
The accident occurred as the 51-year-old driver of a Chevrolet sedan made a left turn from Riverside Road onto Washington Drive. The Impala struck a Mercury sedan with two people inside. The impact caused the air bags to be deployed in both vehicles.
The male driver of the Chevrolet received minor injuries. He and his 25-year-old passenger were both transported to a St. Luke's Hospital. The passenger suffered minor injuries, and the severity of the driver's injuries was not immediately available. The 78-year-old driver of the Mercury was flown to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill via helicopter with multiple injuries. His 74-year-old passenger was also hospitalized with injuries of unknown severity.
The nature of car accidents makes predicting when and where they will happen difficult. Despite the presence and deployment of safety devices, injuries can range in severity from minor bumps and scrapes to broken bones and brain injuries.
A lawyer could use information from police reports and his or her own resources to help someone injured in an accident recoup money spent because of the accident. These expenses may include vehicle repairs, medical expenses, loss of income and any fees charged by emergency services.