A 68-year-old man suffered major injuries after
allegedly failing to yield to oncoming traffic after stopping at a stop sign on
Graterford Road at Gravel Pike, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.
On Thursday just before 4 p.m., John Mercer, of Pottstown, was traveling in a 2002 Honda Accord on Graterford Road and stopped at a stop sign at its intersection with Gravel Pike, according to police.
Mercer failed to yield to an oncoming 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 37-year-old Anamaria Hazel from Harleysville, and the was struck towards the back of the passenger side when he entered into the intersection, police said.
Mercer’s vehicle then spun and hit the front of a Cadillac 3.6, driven by an 83-year-old Trappe woman, who was at the opposite stop sign on Bridge Street.
Mercer suffered a serious injury; Hazel suffered a minor injury, police said. Both were transported to local hospitals by Trappe EMS.
Mercer was cited for violating the vehicle code-requiring driver to yield at stop signs.