Two girls hit by car in Tamaqua, flown to hospital
Tamaqua and Lehighton EMS personnel tend to a 5-year-old girl while others transfer her 5-year-old stepsister to a waiting ambulance. The girls were crossing Railroad Street in Tamaqua before 11 a.m. with an adult when they were struck by a vehicle traveling in the left turn lane. KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS
Two 5-year-old girls were airlifted to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center on Wednesday morning after they were struck by a car on Railroad Street in Tamaqua. Preliminary reports from the scene have the girls crossing Railroad Street, from west to east, with an adult as the straight travel lane of traffic was stopped. They failed to see a car traveling in the left turn lane. That driver didn’t see the girls until it was too late, striking them both, knocking them to the ground.