Pair Hurt When Car is Struck from Behind, Troopers Say

Two cars initially stopped for flashing red traffic signal in Upper Milford, but second vehicle could not avoid collision when first driver stopped again, police report.

Two people were hurt Saturday morning after their car was struck from behind at an Upper Milford Township intersection, according to police.

Doris A. Zingley, 55, of Macungie was southbound on Route 100 and stopped for the red flashing light at the Route 29 intersection about 10:50 a.m. March 9, said state police at Fogelsville. A car driven by Jose A. Rivera, 38, of Allentown pulled up behind Zingley and also stopped by the former Countryside Restaurant.

Zingley began to pull out with her Honda CR-V but stopped because she saw a vehicle coming south on Route 29, police said. Rivera pulled forward with his Acura Integra but could not stop in time to avoid hitting Zingely's car from behind when she stopped the second time.

Both cars were driven to the intersection's shoulder, police said. Both cars received minor damage and eventually were driven from the scene.

However, Zingley and her passenger, Jessica A. Zingley, 23, of Woodbridge, Va., were transported by Macungie Ambulance Corps to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, police said. They complained of neck and back pain.

Rivera also complained of neck and back pain but refused treatment, police said.

Rivera was charged with failing to properly heed flashing warning signals, police said.

Upper Milford Township Fire Department-Western District assisted.


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