Catasauqua Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Dump truck hits car at Municipal Road, Lehigh Drive

A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.

Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.

According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was owned by NS Paving of Lehighton and operated by Corey Mann, 49, of East Stroudsburg.

The dump truck rolled over, and the contents dumped onto Route 248.

After the collision with the dump truck, Frable’s Sebring collided with a parked Cadillac in the TMC Auto Sales lot, on Route 248 and Municipal Road.

Frable had to be extricated from her vehicle and was flown by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital. Mann was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital by Northampton Regional EMS.

Lehigh Township Fire Rescue and Lehigh Township Public Works assisted with the crash scene.

The roadway was closed for more than two hours for the investigation and cleanup.