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Driver cited in two-vehicle accident at Mansion House

  • Larry Neff/Special to the Times News Maria Roseo of Kunkletown was the driver of this car which collided with another on the Mansion House Hill Monday morning.
    Larry Neff/Special to the Times News Maria Roseo of Kunkletown was the driver of this car which collided with another on the Mansion House Hill Monday morning.
Published December 13. 2011 05:01PM

A two-vehicle accident at about 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Mansion House hill on SR209 injured two people and closed the highway for about an hour.

Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth Barnes said the crash involved a Ford Taurus, driven by a Maria Roseo, 31, of Kunkletown, traveling north and a Ford Explorer, driven by Lynn Sweeney, 36, of Lehighton, which was southbound.

For an unknown reason Roseo's car crossed the center line and struck Sweeney's vehicle. Impact occurred approximately three feet into the south travel lane. Upon impact, Sweeney's vehicle was spun out of control and came to rest on the shoulder against a stone wall. Roseo's car continued for approximately 100 yards before coming to a stop.

A citation will be issued to Roseo for failure to drive on the right side of the road.

Roseo was taken to Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten campus, Lehighton, for complaint of pain in her left arm and neck.

Sweeney and her passenger were also taken to the same hospital by ambulance. Sweeney complained of neck pain while her passenger complained of hand pain.

Roseo's car sustained severe damage to the left front fender, wheel, suspension and drivers door.

Sweeney's vehicle sustained damage to the left side doors, rear quarter panel and rear wheel (which was torn off).

Roseo's car was not a registered vehicle in Pennsylvania. It had a temporary non-resident registration from New Jersey. However, this registration had expired Sept. 23. When the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was run it was found to be registered to the previous owner in New Jersey.

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