Alcohol Suspected in Crash Involving Lower Nazareth House
Two people were injured in a Friday morning car accident that ended with the vehicle striking a Lower Nazareth Township home; police suspect alcohol may have been involved.
Alcohol may have played a role in a Friday morning car accident that ended with the vehicle striking a Lower Nazareth Township home, according to Colonial Regional Police.
Around 8:20 a.m., Reed Markovitz, 19, of the 200 block of Broad Street in Tatamy, lost control of a white Chevrolet Camaro while traveling south on Nazareth Pike (Route 191).
According to police, the car went for a wild ride:
The Camaro first crossed into the northbound lane, skidded sideways and then returned to the southbound lane. It then entered the yard of 459 Nazareth Pike, hit a utility pole, hit a street sign and then hit a tree.
Finally, the car came to rest after striking the side of 457 Nazareth Pike. The house sustained minor structural damage, according to police. No one in the home was injured.
Markovitz had minor injuries and showed signs of intoxication, according to police. He was transported to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill and submitted to a blood test to determine his BAC.
Because Markovitz is under 21, he can only have a 0.02 percent blood-alcohol content instead of a 0.08 under state law. Anything higher than 0.02 and he is considered drunk.
Markovitz's passenger, Torrey Edwards of the 4000 block of Fieldstone Drive in Lower Nazareth, suffered moderate injuries and was also transported to St. Luke's.
Colonial Regional Police was assisted by Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, Hecktown Ambulance and Bethlehem Township Ambulance.