Chain reaction crash in Mahoning
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Two persons were injured in a crash Saturday afternoon in Mahoning Township which involved as many as five vehicles. The accident occurred as several vehicles were traveling east on state Rt 443 when one vehicle stopped to make a left turn into Aldi's. The unit to the immediate rear of that vehicle stopped but a van behind that unit failed to stop slamming into the rear Volkswagen sedan. The female operator of the Volkswagen and a female occupant of the van were treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transported to a local hospital. Lehighton Fire department firefighters removed the injured from the wreckage. Lehighton police and Lehighton fire police maintained traffic control at the scene, closing down route 443 for over an hour. Mahoning township police are investigating the incident.