Barbara Johnson, age 63, resident of Old Philadelphia Pike, was operating her car east on East King Street at 9:48 o’clock in the evening when she hit a car driven by Youssef Bakari, age 32, resident of Sixth Street, Paradise. They were both waiting to turn left onto Parkside Avenue, said Sgt. Tom Rudzinski of Manheim Township police.
As the vehicle of Bakari was crossing into the westbound lane, he collided with a westbound car driven by Hamid A. King, 23, from Philadelphia. Bakari’s car then crashed on a porch.
According to Ignazio Sabella, assistant chief of the Lafayette Fire Company, the porch was at a home at 1207 E. King St.
The Lafayette firefighters had to remove two side doors and the roof of the car to extricate Bakari and his passenger trapped inside. Meanwhile, the vehicle of King struck a utility pole, Rudzinski recounted.
There were people injured – Bakari, King and a passenger in Bakari’s vehicle. Bakari and King were treated and released at Lancaster General Hospital, said a hospital spokeswoman.
Police did not give out the identity of Bakari’s passenger or the extent of his injuries.
Home’s owner, Joseph W. Baughman, said that no one was injured inside the home that was struck.
The crash caused about $8,000 in damage to the home as the car knocked out a pillar with a brick base at the corner of the porch.
Baughman said that the house is rented by three tenants.
When police came to the crash scene, Johnson already left the scene and wad driving away bu the police was able to stop her in the 1600 block of Old Philadelphia Pike.
No charges were filed as of Monday, he said, as the accident is still under investigation.
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