Route 22 incident: Bike pack collides, temporarily closing highway near Bethlehem

April 25, 2022 Off By [email protected]_84

About a dozen bikers in a pack crashed into each and every other, closing the eastbound lanes of Route 22 in the vicinity of Bethlehem for about an hour on Sunday afternoon.

The bikes have been traveling in a pack when 10 to 15 of them collided with every single other soon after 1 p.m., Pennsylvania Condition Trooper Nathan Branosky informed lehighvalleylive.com.

The riders’ accidents assorted in severity but none were being everyday living-threatening, he said.

In the meantime, the highway was closed for more than an hour as unexpected emergency responders tackled the accidents and the crash scene, just east of the Route 22 bridge above Jacksonville Street in Hanover Township. Point out police diverted eastbound website traffic on to Route 378 and I-78. Westbound site visitors was slowed by rubberneckers, Branosky mentioned.

Visitors was at a standstill on Route 22 east in Bethlehem immediately after about a dozen bikes using in a pack crashed on April 24, 2022. Westbound website traffic was also slowed by rubberneckers.Steve Novak | For lehighvalleylive.com

Some motorists trapped shut the scene got out of their vehicles or hung out their windows looking for indications the eastbound lanes would start out moving.

One particular lane was reopened all around 1:45 p.m. and the freeway was cleared by about 2:30.

Motorcycle pack crash closes Route 22 near Bethlehem

Motorists hold out for website traffic to start off going on Route 22 east in Bethlehem just after about a dozen motorcycles driving in a pack crashed on April 24, 2022.Steve Novak | For lehighvalleylive.com

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