A Pennsylvania accident involving four vehicles on April 7 fortunately resulted in fewer injuries than would have been epected. The crash occurred at around 7:45 a.m. in Lower Nazareth Township on Route 33 near mile-marker 6.7.
The wreck took place when a Breinigsville woman driving a 2009 Acura TSX did not slow down in time to accommodate the stopped traffic in the left lane. She caused a chain-reaction crash when her vehicle hit the rear of a Stockertown woman's 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which then struck a 2008 Subaru Impreza driven by a Pen Argyl woman that next hit a 2013 Hyundai Sonata driven by an East Stroudsburg man.
Reports indicated that all four motorists were wearing their seat belts when the collision occurred. The woman who started the crash had a minor injury, and her vehicle and the Chevrolet were towed while the Subaru sustained minor damage. The Stockertown woman suffered a moderate injury and was transported by the Bethlehem Township EMS to St. Luke's Hospital. There was no word if any citation was issued.
Even when minor car accidents occur, it may be a good idea to get checked out afterwards and watch for any symptoms that might develop. In some cases, injuries like whiplash do not become more obvious until some time has passed. Injured victims can keep a record of any negative consequences that happened after an accident in the event that their attorneys have determined that the accident was the fault of another motorist. In such an event, a personal injury lawsuit could be filed against the at-fault driver seeking appropriate damages.