Head-on accident on Gordon Nagle Trail sends two to hospital

Head-on collisions may occur on a highway that is divided by a defined median after a driver enters traffic for some reason in the wrong direction. These types of stories often make headlines due to the nature of the allegations. But, many head-on crashes occur when a driver, for whatever reason, crosses the centerline road or highway.

Head-on wrecks can lead to any number of different types of injuries—many of which may be severe. The force of the impact of two cars colliding at highway speeds can lead to traumatic brain injury, spine injures, broken bones and other forms of internal injury.

Law enforcement is investigating the circumstances surrounding a head-on wreck that was reported Tuesday afternoon in North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania.

Law enforcement from Schuylkill Haven says that a Pottsville woman driving a Mercedes on route 901 crossed over the centerline and collided with an eastbound Dodge pickup truck. A 32-year-old Port Carbon man and three young kids were in the truck.

The Dodge was forced off the road where it struck some small trees. The Mercedes was thrown into a spin on the pavement, where the car was struck by a Nissan. The Nissan ran off the road and struck a sign.

The Republican & Herald reports that two people suffered injuries in the three car crash. The Pottsville woman who had been driving the Mercedes required air transport for undisclosed injuries. A 44-year-old Auburn, Pennsylvania, woman from the Nissan was injured and taken by ambulance to an area hospital.