Pothole may have caused crash on Middletown’s Route 1 south

Route 1 accident

Route 1 accident

Right lane on Route 1-S closed following a 5 car accident Monday afternoon.

Route 1 accident

Route 1 accident

Right lane on Route 1-S closed following a 5 car accident Monday afternoon.

Route 1 accident

Route 1 accident

Right lane on Route 1-S closed following a 5 car accident Monday afternoon.



Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:15 pm
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Updated: 3:40 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

Pothole may have caused crash on Middletown’s Route 1 south

A pothole might have caused a chain-reaction, five-vehicle accident on southbound Route 1 in Middletown Monday afternoon, police said.


Officer Mark Leonhauser said the driver of the first car stopped after believing a pothole was hit and then it was a domino effect with the other vehicles.

Route 1 south was shut down between Route 413 and the exit for Neshaminy High School in Middletown for about an hour, but was since reopened.

Two people were taken to a hospital by ambulance, according to a witness at the scene.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 3:15 pm.

Updated: 3:40 pm.