For Immediate Release
Bethlehem Police Department
22 January 2013
UPDATE: [1/23/13 1517 Hrs]: Bethlehem Police Report No BC-13-01914
Contact: Police Chief Jason Schiffer 610-865-7150
Police release details about three-vehicle rush hour car accident
Bethlehem, Pa. – Pursuant to media requests received by the City of Bethlehem on Jan. 22, Bethlehem Police are releasing details concerning the ongoing investigation of an accident which occurred during evening rush hour Jan. 14 at the intersection of Wyandotte/Route 378 and West Third streets. No injuries were reported.
According to a police incident report, traffic was heavy when police arrived on the scene and observed three vehicles in the west bound lane of West Third Street just west of Wyandotte Street. All three drivers provided information to police.
Officers reported the accident occurred at 6:13 p.m. when the driver of a Ford Mustang, identified by police as Rex Ryan of New Jersey, traveling west on West Third Street collided with another vehicle which was proceeding through a traffic light on Wyandotte Street/Route 378.
According to the report, the driver said the impact caused his vehicle to strike a third vehicle which was turning from Wyandotte Street/Route 378 onto West Third Street.
Police declined to identify the other drivers.
According to the report, one witness told police he observed the driver of the Mustang pass through the red light at West Third and Wyandotte streets.
As of this afternoon, Bethlehem Police are awaiting a return call from another witness before completing the investigation.