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Coadale police investigating violent domestic dispute; woman hospitalized

  • Larry Neff/special to the times news The scene of Saturday's reported domestic dispute in Coaldale, which ended with a woman being hospitalized.
    Larry Neff/special to the times news The scene of Saturday's reported domestic dispute in Coaldale, which ended with a woman being hospitalized.
Published January 16. 2012 05:03PM

Coaldale police are probing an incident which was first reported as an accident on Saturday afternoon but later became a violent domestic dispute investigation.

Emergency personnel were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. to 4th street to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian being struck. Reports from the scene were that a 30-year old woman was found lying in the street.

The victim was treated at the scene by members of the Lansford ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being transported to the Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. A medical transport helicopter was placed on standby.

A sort time later, Coaldale police handcuffed and took into custody a male at the scene who was reported to be the victim's husband, the driver of a pickup truck which struck the woman. Coaldale police are continuing their investigation. The TIMES NEWS was unable to reach police this morning for further details on the incident.

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