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Snow-related crashes keep troopers busy

Published February 17. 2014 05:01PM

Four crashes, two Friday, Feb. 14, and two Saturday, Feb. 15, kept troopers at the Lehighton barracks busy.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 12:37 p.m. Friday along Burger Hollow Road in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Heather L. Anderson, 19, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty northbound and attempting to negotiate a left curve when she lost control on the snow-covered road. The Jeep went onto the east berm and struck a tree.

Anderson was not injured. She was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

A two-vehicle crash occurred on Friday about 3:24 p.m. at the intersection of Interchange and Stage Coach roads in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Robert Borgia, 74, of Palmerton, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, was trying to come to a stop at a stop sign at the intersection and slid through it. His vehicle was struck by a 1994 Toyota pickup truck operated northbound on Interchange Road, by William Windzigl, 31, of Kunkletown. Troopers said Windzigl did not have enough stopping distance to avoid the collision.

No one was injured, troopers said.

A one-vehicle accident occurred about 9:20 a.m. on Saturday along Oak Street at the intersection with Forest Inn Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Khaled T. Zoghaibi, 28, of Lansdale, was driving a 2004 Toyota Highlander eastbound on Oak approaching the intersection. He lost control of the vehicle on the slush-covered road, crossed through both lanes of Forest Inn Road, and struck a snow bank on the east shoulder of the road with its front end.

Zoghaibi and his passenger, Jeannine S. Robinson, 43, also of Lansdale, were not injured. The Highlander had to be towed from the scene.

Zoghaibi was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

A two-vehicle crash was reported at 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Stage Coach and Forest Inn roads in Towamensing Township.

Troopers said Maria M. Ringler, 23, of Palmerton, was driving a 2005 Volvo S40 northbound on Forest Inn while Sawyer M. Allen, 19, of Lehighton, was stopped on Stage Coach operating a 1998 Audi A4.

While attempting to turn right onto Stage Coach Road Ringler's vehicle began to slide and struck the Audi.

Ringler, Allen, and his passenger, a 11-year-old male from Lehighton, were all not injured. The Volvo was towed from the scene.

Troopers cited Ringler for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

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