One Injured Saturday in 2-Vehicle Accident on Route 100

WASHINGTON PA – A two-vehicle accident Saturday (April 9, 2022) at 9:02 p.m. on Route 100, west of Passmore Road in Washington Township, resulted in a “possible injury” to one of the passengers involved. A Bally Community ambulance was called for transport to the hospital, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police stationed at the Troop L barracks in Reading.

Troopers said they charged a 48-year-old Catasauqua woman, the driver of the vehicle in which the injured passenger was riding, with making an improper left turn.

Their report stated the Catasauqua driver operated a 2018-model Mazda CX-5 moving north on Route 100 as the second vehicle, a 2021-model Ford Escape driven by a 23-year-old Barto man, was headed south. The Mazda “made a left-hand turn to enter a parking lot,” troopers wrote, and the Ford struck the Mazda.

The Mazda “rotated clockwise off the west side of Route 100” and stopped facing east, the report added, while the Ford “traveled off the east side of Route 100” and stopped facing south. Both vehicles incurred “disabling damage” and needed to be towed from the scene, troopers noted.

The injured front-seat passenger in the Mazda, a 21-year-old woman also from Catasauqua, was taken to Lehigh Valley’s Cedar Crest facility. Besides its driver the Ford carried two passengers, one of them from Gilbertsville; none were injured, troopers stated. All occupants of both vehicles reportedly wore lap and shoulder safety belts at the time of the incident.

January 2018 photo from Google StreetView