Two injured in crash at Wal-Mart Center intersection
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS The driver of the gray Mitsubishi Outlander, right, Brenda L. Sherry, Hometown, was injured when her vehicle was struck by a Suzuki Forenza and was driven into the GMC driven by William N. McMullen, Hometown, which was stopped at the traffic light at the Wal-Mart Intersection on SR309 Thursday afternoon.
Two women were injured when their vehicles collided at the Wal-Mart shopping center intersection, Claremont Avenue (SR309) at Tide Road on SR309 in Hometown Thursday afternoon.
Rush Township police report that at 1:33 p.m. Angel Kromer, 20, Berwick, was traveling north on 309 operating a 2006 blue Suzuki Forenza. Witnesses on scene told police Kromer failed to stop at a red light.
Brenda L. Sherry, 40, of Hometown, was driving a 2008 gray Mitsubishi Outlander SUV on Tide Road and turning onto 309 south when Kromer's vehicle struck Sherry's vehicle, pushing it into a stopped GMC truck, operated by William N. McMullen, 48, Hometown, who was stopped at the red light, police said.
All three vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Sherry was trapped in her vehicle and was cut free using the Jaws of Life. Sherry was airlifted by Pennstar helicopter to St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, with unknown injuries.
Kromer was flown by Medivac helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for unknown injuries.
The section of Route 309 near the accident was closed for a time following the accident as traffic was detoured by fire police onto Lincoln Drive.
A number of large tractor-trailers were stopped and parked along the north berm leading up to Wal-Mart while emergency workers cleaned up the scene and removed the vehicles.
Agencies assisting on the scene included Kline Township police, state police, Hometown Fire Company and fire police, Quakake Fire Company and fire police, and ambulances from Tamaqua, Ryan Township, Lehighton and McAdoo.