Two injured, one critically, in Route 222 crash

By on August 26, 2015

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition and a 62-year-old male also was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon that snarled rush-hour traffic on Route 222 in East Cocalico Township in the area of East Church Road, township police said.

According to police, the accident occurred just before 4 p.m. when the driver of a 2006 Ford Taurus traveling southbound on Route 222 moved into the left lane to pass a line of cars.

Photos by Donna Reed A 2006 Ford Taurus lies overturned on the side of Route 222 following a late Monday afternoon crash.

Photos by Donna Reed
A severely damaged 2004 Ford Mustang in the median of Route 222 is checked out by first responders in the aftermath of the Monday afternoon crash.

His vehicle struck the rear passenger side of a 2004 Ford Mustang that had run out of gas. That car was stopped in the median area, police said.

The Taurus flipped onto its side, crossed both southbound lanes, and rolled several times before hitting the berm, police said.

The driver of the Mustang, a 17-year-old from Lancaster, was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The driver of the Taurus, a Middletown man aged 62, was taken to LGH as well. Police did not indicate his condition, nor did they provide the names of either driver.

Photos by Donna Reed A 2006 Ford Taurus lies overturned on the side of Route 222 following a late Monday afternoon crash.

A 2006 Ford Taurus lies overturned on the side of Route 222 following a late Monday afternoon crash.

Both cars sustained heavy damage.

Further details of the accident are pending. East Cocalico police are requesting that anyone who witnessed the crash to call the department at 717-336-1725.

Responding to the scene, in addition to the police, were the Reamstown Fire Company ambulance, the Denver Fire Company and fire police, the Reamstown and Fivepointville ambulances, and two medics. The Lancaster County Crash Team also assisted on scene and remained there for several hours.

Crews cleared the area at 9 p.m.

LancasterOnLine.com contributed to this article

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