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Three-car accident near Reading injures eight


Multi-vehicle crashes are not uncommon on the busy roads around Reading. A three-car accident on March 26, 2017 north of Reading on Route 222 shows how one collision can quickly involve more vehicles and, unfortunately, more injuries.

A Cadillac sedan was travelling south on Route 222 when it inexplicably crossed the centerline and collided with a northbound Toyota minivan. Another vehicle then hit the rear of the Toyota in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid the collision. The minivan was carrying seven persons, including the driver. The driver of the Cadillac and all of the occupants of the Toyota were trapped in the wreckage and were freed by fire officials on the scene. The driver of the Cadillac was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, and the seven persons in the minivan were all taken to Reading Hospital. The driver and passenger in the third vehicle were apparently not injured.

Police did not known the identities of the persons who were hospitalized, and no information was available concerning their medical conditions. Route 222 was closed for about one hour while police freed the victims from the wreckage and conducted an investigation of the accident scene.

Sorting out liability for this crash may be complicated. What caused the Cadillac to cross the centerline? How fast was the minivan traveling? Were its occupants wearing seatbelts? Was alcohol involved? Anyone who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a multiple-vehicle accident should contact one the lawyers at the Leisawitz Heller Law Firm in Reading who handles traffic accident cases. Our lawyers are dedicated to using their knowledge and experience to provide the best possible service to accident victims who are seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

Source: Reading Eagle, "Richmond Township crash sends 8 to local hospitals," March 26, 2017

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