Police Seeking Information on Crash That Sent Seven People to the HospitalFree Access


Police in Hummelstown are seeking information on a single-vehicle crash on Route 322 that sent seven people to the hospital yesterday afternoon, May 12.

According to police, the crash occurred around 4:22 p.m. when a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling westbound, west of the Hanover Street overpass and lost control, striking an embankment and rolling onto its side.

Crash on Route 322, Thursday, May 12. Photo: Olivia Lewis.

Police said several passerby’s, including one with a medic kit, stopped to render aide to the vehicle’s occupants, which included an infant.

Route 322 west was closed at the Middletown/Hummelstown exit while crews worked the scene of the crash. The roadway was reopened at 5:45 p.m.

“Several motorists with first aid training tended to the occupants and started treating their injuries until emergency responders arrived,” Hummelstown Police Chief Justin Hess told The Sun. “The Hummelstown Police Department wishes to thank all assisting motorists for their selfless actions.”

Police said none of the injuries to the occupants inside the vehicle appear to be life-threatening.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash and the driving behavior of the vehicle prior to the crash is being asked to call the Hummelstown Police Department at 717-566-2555.

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