WGAL reports that a four-vehicle accident occurred in Fawn Township, York County, on Tuesday, May 17, injuring all four motorists involved as well as two vehicle occupants. Police believe that alcohol or drugs may have been a contributing factor in the crash.
According to the article, the Pennsylvania car accident occurred on State Road 851 in front of Kennard-Dale High School at about 4:20 p.m. A 23-year-old woman was driving east in a 2003 Ford Focus when she crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic. A 56-year-old man driving west in a 2004 Ford Explorer swerved to avoid hitting the woman, and crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic, where the vehicle was struck head-on by a 2005 Ford Edge driven by a 50-year-old woman. The collision caused the man’s Explorer to flip onto its side. The woman in the first Ford vehicle continued driving until she hit a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country driven by a 33-year-old woman head-on.
All four drivers were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The woman driving the Ford Focus suffered the most severe injuries, sustaining a broken collar bone, possible vertebrae fracture, multiple facial fractures, and other injuries. The man driving the Ford Explorer sustained a shoulder injury, and also reported back pain. His 18-year-old passenger sustained abrasions to his head and a shoulder injury. The woman driving the Ford Edge sustained a broken ankle and her 9-year-old passenger reported a sore neck. The woman driving the Chrysler Town and Country suffered chest, back, and shoulder pain.
Authorities report that all injuries suffered in the collisions are non-life threatening. In a news release, police stated it is believed drugs and/or alcohol were factors in the York County injury accident. The crash is currently under investigation and no charges had been filed at the time the article was written.
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