2 injuried in accident, citations issued to 2 drivers

When an accident occurs and both drivers are cited, who is determined to be at fault? For example, is the person who was driving without a license at fault for simply being on the road in the first place or is the person who allegedly committed a lane violation at fault?

That will be up to the insurance companies and the court, if a personal injury lawsuit is filed over an accident that occurred in Williams Township on Interstate 78 West. According to police, a man from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, switched lanes while driving a 2016 Ford Taurus. When he did so, a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder, which was driven by a woman from New Jersey, struck the Taurus and then the back of a 2007 International Harvester 9200i. That truck was driven by someone from Auburn, Pennsylvania.

The truck was able to pull over onto the right should. The Nissan also came to a stop on the right shoulder, although it had spun around and was facing the wrong direction. The Taurus stopped in the left lane.

There were six passengers in the Nissan, including two 9-year-olds and a 1-year-old. The driver of the Nissan was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver of the Ford was also taken to the hospital, but his injuries were not known. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The 68-year-old driver of the Ford, according to police, was cited for a lane violation. The 28-year-old driver of the Nissan was cited for driving without a license. The Nissan and the Ford both were towed from the accident scene.

Source: Lehigh Valley Live, “3-vehicle wreck caused by Nazareth man on I-78 injures 2, police say,” Tony Rhodin, March 31, 2016

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