According to Pennsylvania State Trooper Arthur Knight, of Troop K, Philadelphia, a Nissan Ultima, driven by Elaine Hancock, 28, of Reading, Pa., was traveling eastbound on Route 422 shortly after 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20.
By By:DENNIS J. WRIGHT
"The Ultima had slowed down in the right lane and was preparing to pull onto the shoulder," said Knight.
He said the Ultima was rear-ended by a Ford Escort, driven by Helen Hayden, 61, of Limerick, Pa.
One adult male passenger in Hancock's vehicle was flown by PennStar to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), while one child in the same vehicle was flown via helicopter to Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania. Two other children were in Hancock's vehicle as well, said Knight.
"The details of the passengers and their injuries will be released when information becomes available to us," said Knight.
Both Hancock and Hayden were transported by ambulance to local hospitals for moderate injuries, said Knight.
Knight said this accident is still under investigation at this time.
The accident backed up traffic along Route 422 for several miles. The on-ramp from Route 29 to Route 422 was closed for two hours. Rush-hour traffic in both directions along Route 29 toward Route 422 was at a standstill until the Route 29 on-ramp re-opened.
Assisting at the scene were Upper Providence Police Department; Mont Clare Fire Department; Humane Fire Department, Royersford; and Friendship Ambulance, Royersford.