Lehigh student involved in car accident with Diana Ross


Jane Mousseau, ’16, said she was involved in a two-car accident Wednesday when her Acura MDX crashed into the limo of singer Diana Ross on East Third Street around 5 p.m.

Mousseau said she was driving home from the gym on Adams Street when she said she pulled onto East Third Street and her vehicle hit the limo.

“It’s this awful intersection at the busiest time,” she said. “It’s pretty impossible to see. It was the perfect storm for an accident, and I just happened to be in the middle of it.”

She then hit a fire hydrant. When she got out of her car to see if the driver of the limo was injured, she said multiple people surrounded the vehicle. She initially did not know there was a passenger in the limo, and she did not know this passenger was Ross until later in the day because she said Ross was wearing sunglasses when she stepped out of the limo.

Mousseau said she experienced whiplash and went to Lehigh’s Health and Wellness center Thursday morning. The driver of the limo was not injured, according to a press release from the Bethlehem chief of police Mark DiLuzio.

Ross posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon and told her fans not to worry.

“I’m going to be a little sore, but it was mostly shocking,” Ross wrote on her Facebook page. “I have a very tiny sore bump on my forehead at my hairline.”

Ross, who was a member of The Supremes and now performs solo, was in the area for a performance at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Wednesday at 7 p.m. She performed at the Sands and wrote that she would be performing in Providence Thursday night.

Mousseau said this was the first time she was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and she said the experience was “surreal and terrifying.”

“It was the first accident I’ve ever been involved in, and it turns out to be this,” she said. “I guess it’s just frustrating because I’ve had some news networks contact me and ask me about it, and people are just asking me, ‘Oh, did you talk to her?’ It’s just absurd that people would ask me that because it’s about three people getting in a very scary car accident.”

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