Woman critically injured as fleeing driver crashes into Lebanon homes

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – A woman was critically injured when a driver fled police and crashed into parked cars and homes Tuesday evening in the 500 block of Weidman Street.

Amanda Wolfe, 33, of West Lebanon Township, was a passenger in the fleeing vehicle, police said. She was extricated from the wreckage and was unable to communicate before she was transported to a hospital.

Police said Wolfe remained in critical care Wednesday.

Police said a city officer had stopped the driver for going the wrong direction on a one-way street just before 9 p.m. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver fled from the 300 block of East Weidman at a high rate of speed.

A pursuit was terminated immediately because of weather conditions, police said.

Minutes later, the fleeing driver crashed into several unattended parked cars and three homes.

Investigators said they’re working on leads to identify the driver, who deserted the injured passenger and ran from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lebanon police at 717-272-2054 or Crime Stoppers at 717-270-9800.

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