4 vehicle accident on Hometown Hill
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
Luckily, no major injuries were reported in a four vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. on the top of the Hometown Hill, SR309, in Hometown. Traffic in both directions moved slowly as emergency responders were called and all the vehicles were towed away. Reportedly, while driving north Kim Sponseller, of Barnesville, driving a white Ford E-150 Mahanoy City school van, stopped in the passing northbound lane after a vehicle in front of her stopped to wait for an opening in southbound traffic to turn left onto Wayne Avenue. While stopped, Sponseller's van was impacted in the rear by a Chevrolet Silverado operated by Donald Albertson of Glen Lyon. Immediately after, Albertson's truck was rear-ended by a small tan sedan driven by Lindsay Rabbits, of Frackville. Following that collision, Nolan Zeigler, of Tamaqua, driving a 1996 Ford Explorer, north crashed into the rear of the sedan, which further pushed the vehicles together. Reportedly, there was a six-year-old in the white van during the accident, but no reports of major injuries were reported. Responding in addition to Rush Township police were were volunteers from the Hometown Fire Company, Tamaqua Rescue, Tamaqua Ambulance and others. Township fire police closed that part of SR309 north during the response. Officer Corey Herring, the investigating officer, stated that multiple citations are expected to be given.