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Wrong-Way Accident Sends Lower Saucon Township Driver to Hospital

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A wrong-way accident led to injuries in Lower Saucon Township.

Details about the Wrong-Way Accident

Lehigh Valley Live is reporting that a driver suffered minor injuries in an accident that was caused by another driver who was pulling out from a gas station onto Route 378 in Lower Saucon Township, according to police.

The accident happened at about 4:15 p.m. on Monday at the Speedway on Route 378 an Black River Road, when 21-year-old William McKee, of Oakland, California, left the gas station and drover past two “Do Not Enter” signs, and drove into the path of a vehicle that was heading south on Route 378, according to police.

The vehicle that was heading south was unable to avoid hitting the oncoming vehicle and then hit a utility pole as well, police said. The driver in that vehicle was taken via ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill, according to police.  

The wrong-way driver has since been cited for careless driving and for failing to yield to a traffic-control violation.

Important Information about Wrong-Way Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents in the United States every year:

  • A total of 14,225 people were killed in multiple-vehicle accidents in 2014.
  • Across the nation, the majority of fatal accidents that happen take place in rural areas.
  • There were a total number of 32,675 motor vehicle accident fatalities that happened in 2014.

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