Three cars were heavily damaged in Tamaqua around 2:30 p.m. yesterday after a male driver of a Ford Taurus said his brakes failed. Traveling south on Market Street, just before the East Mauch Chunk St. intersection, the driver of the Ford barreled into a parked Dodge Dakota sitting along the westbound side of Market Street. He then continued through the intersection and into the side of a parked Plymouth van located on the southbound side of East Mauch Chunk Street. No serious injuries were reported. All three vehicles had to be towed. Neighbors, stating a similar accident last week, stressed that this is a very dangerous intersection. They added that drivers always drive through stop signs here. No more information was available this morning as of press time.
Car loses brakes, crashes into two parked cars
Thursday, February 28, 2013