Weekend Car Accident Injures Six in Pennsylvania

Weekend Car Accident Injures Six in PennsylvaniaThree adults and three children had to be rushed to local hospitals on Sunday, August 21, after an car collision allegedly with another at a stop light in Worcester, Pennsylvania, the Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch reports. According to the news source, the accident occurred at the intersection of Valley Forge Road and Steelman Road at about 6:30 p.m. when a Nissan Murano allegedly smashed into a Hyundai Elantra and caused significant damage to both vehicles. Several witnesses saw the accident, and stopped to offer help. “I stopped because I am a nurse, and I saw this (Nissan) over here with people standing outside holding children,” Witness Susan Anderson said. “I asked if they were all right and they said yes.” Anderson and another female witness ran to the Hyundai where they found a baby in the backseat and a woman trapped in the passenger seat, as well a the driver, who was able to free herself. Anderson stayed with the trapped woman, ensuring that her head didn’t move and she stayed still until the emergency medical services arrived. Emergency responders from the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department and the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company had to use hydraulic cutting tools to extract the victim from the back seat of the Hyundai, and both drivers and all passengers had to be taken to various hospitals by the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale. The extent of their injuries is unknown, the media outlet stated. The street where the accident occurred was cleared by 7:15 p.m. when both vehicles were towed away. “Honestly, I can’t believe anyone made it out of there alive,” Anderson told the Patch. “Look at it. Thank God for baby car seats.” The next morning, on Monday, August 22, another car accident involving four vehicles occurred in Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania, causing Route 222 to shut down for hours, the Berksmont News reports. According to the news source, 64-year-old Rosemary Cipolla was traveling in the southbound lane of Route 222 when she allegedly swerved across the center line, driving headfirst into oncoming traffic. Cipolla had to be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital by ambulance for a possible head injury, but her current condition is unknown. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were, on average, 332 reported traffic accidents every day across the state in 2009.