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Car plows through residence in Lower Towamensing Twp.

  • LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A vehicle smashed into a residence along Hahns Dairy Road Wednesday, casuign this gaping hole.
    LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A vehicle smashed into a residence along Hahns Dairy Road Wednesday, casuign this gaping hole.
Published October 20. 2011 05:01PM

Three young persons escaped serious injuries Wednesday afternoon after a car they were riding in tore through the bedroom of a home along Hahns Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred about 4:41 p.m. when Sierra L. Miller, 17, of Palmerton, traveling westbound lost control of her 1998 Subaru Forester after negotiating a right-hand curve.

The vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and continued to travel in a southwest direction across the property at 705 Hahns Dairy Road. The vehicle then went down a retaining wall and struck the residence at 685 Hahns Dairy Road.

Troopers said the vehicle came to rest facing a westerly direction.

Reportedly, the vehicle tore through the wall, coming to rest atop a bed in a bedroom.

Miller and two passengers, Charles G. Sterling, 17, of Bowmanstown, and Austin M. Luers, 16, of Palmerton, all sustained minor injuries and were transported to the Palmerton Hospital by Palmerton ambulance. Troopers did not identify the homeowners.

Troopers cited Miller for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Volunteers from the Aquashicola Fire Company assisted at the scene.

It was noted that last year, another driver lost control of his car and struck the house in the exact same place, tearing a gaping hole in the wall.

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