As roads in and around Reading become more crowded, multi-vehicle accidents become more frequent. A recent car accident on Route 61 in Perry Township involved three vehicles and sent seven people to local hospitals.
According to state police at the scene, a car driven by a 22-year-old woman attempted to make a left turn from Bellevue Avenue onto northbound Route 61. She apparently turned too sharply and wound up traveling north in the southbound lane of Route 61. The woman then hit a southbound vehicle head-on, causing both cars to spin. At that point, another southbound vehicle on Route 61 tried to maneuver around the spinning vehicles but struck one of them.
Police said that seven people were taken to Reading Hospital with "moderate" injuries. No further information was made available. The southbound lanes of Route 61 were closed for more than one hour as police completed their investigation and cleaned up accident debris.
The fact that this accident did not result in any fatalities may be regarded as something of a miracle, but it still may have significant impacts on the lives of the seven injured persons. Several of the seven injured persons may have suffered permanent injuries that may affect their ability to walk or sit or perform the functions of their job. Also, the description of the injuries as "moderate" may change with the passage of time. Anyone injured in such an accident may wish to consult one of the knowledgeable accident attorneys at the Leisawitz Heller Law Firm in Reading for an evaluation of the facts and law that will govern the case and an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Source: Reading Eagle, "Multivehicle accident in Perry Township sends 7 to hospital," June 7, 2017