A confused elderly woman sideswiped a PA State Police cruiser while driving the wrong-way on I-83 in York County late Saturday night. It happened around 11 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-83 near mile marker 16 in York Township.
The trooper was following an SUV in the left hand lane when he noticed the vehicle in front of him swerve abruptly into the right lane. That’s when he saw a vehicle coming straight at him going the wrong-way. Investigators say the oncoming vehicle was driven by an 81-year-old Red Lion woman.
Using quick thinking, the trooper swerved to avoid crashing and was sideswiped on his drivers side by the oncoming vehicle.
Both vehicles were damaged in the collision. Neither the trooper or the elderly woman suffered injuries.
The woman told authorities that she wasn’t sure how she got onto the interstate going the wrong-way. She said she had gotten lost and was confused.