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Two seriously injured in Summit Hill accident

  • RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS A 160-year-old stone garage was struck by a car in the West White Bear Drive section of Summit Hill this morning.
    RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS A 160-year-old stone garage was struck by a car in the West White Bear Drive section of Summit Hill this morning.
Published September 02. 2010 05:00PM

Two women were seriously injured at about 9 a.m. today in a one-vehicle accident on West White Bear Drive in Summit Hill.

The car in which they were driving reportedly went off the right side of the two-lane roadway, struck a 160-year-old stone garage, and flipped onto its roof.

The two women were entrapped in the vehicle.

The garage, owned by John Carnish of Summit Hill, was heavily damaged.

Carnish said the garage, equivalent to a three or four bay unit, was built in the 1800s, possibly in the 1850s.

The two injured women were transported from the scene by Lehighton Ambulance, then transported to a Lehigh Valley facility by helicopter.

Summit Hill Fire Department assisted at the scene as did fire police from Summit Hill.

Also assisting were area police officers.

Lori Leinhard of the Summit Hill Police Department is the investigating officer.

The entrapped women were freed from the car by ambulance and fire personnel.

No names of the accident victims were available this morning.

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