Four vehicles involved in accident
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS This 2000 Mercury Marquee was operated by Eleanore Shea, 85, of Palmerton.
Minor injuries were sustained as part of a four-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday morning in Palmerton.
Palmerton Police Department said the accident occurred at 10:22 a.m. at the intersection of Sixth Street and Delaware Avenue when a 2004 Chevy Impala, operated by Dick Heiney, 80, of Palmerton, exited the Country Harvest Family Market parking lot to travel east onto Delaware Avenue.
Heiney intended to turn left onto Sixth Street, at which time his vehicle turned into the path of a 2000 Mercury Marquee, operated by Eleanore Shea, 85, of Palmerton, and collided.
Shea's vehicle then had minor contact with a 2010 Toyota RAV4, owned by Charles and Marie Williams of Palmerton, which was stationary at the stop sign facing south of Sixth Street.
After the collision, the Marquee made minor contact with the Toyota, while the Impala completely spun around and went back into the Country Harvest lot, where it ran into a 2009 Chevy Pickup that was parked and is owned by Country Harvest Food Market.
Shea was taken by ambulance to Palmerton Hospital, where she was treated for neck pain. Her husband, Donald Shea, 84, who was a passenger, sustained minor injuries and declined EMS treatment. Heiney also sustained minor injuries, and declined EMS treatment as well.
The Marquee and Impala were disabled and had to be towed from the scene. The other two vehicles sustained some cosmetic damage.
Palmerton Ambulance and the Aquashicola Fire Company assisted at the scene.