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Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Upper Milford Crash

Allentown driver avoids head-on crash, but is still struck, troopers report. Other driver takes off.

Despite swerving to avoid a likely head-on collision, an Allentown-area driver was involved in a side-swipe, hit-and-run accident recently in Upper Milford Township, according to police.

Fortunately, he was uninjured and his passenger received only a minor finger injury, according to state police at Fogelsville.

Sergio A. Lema, 51, was traveling southbound on Route 29 near Indian Creek Road at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 1, police said. He saw an oncoming vehicle driving in his lane and braked and swerved to try to avoid a collision.

However, the two vehicles side-swiped each other despite Lema steering his vehicle toward the berm, police said. Lema pulled his Chevrolet Aveo to the side of the road, but the other vehicle did not stop at the accident.

The only description of the other vehicle was that it was a small sedan with driver's-side damage, police said.

Lema was unhurt. His front-seat passenger, Maria P. Zumba-Delemna, 54, of Allentown, received a minor finger injury that did not require hospital transport, police said.

It was unknown if the other driver was injured, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.

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