UPDATE: Collegeville Girl Struck in Downtown Skippack

A 16-year-old Collegeville girl was struck after stepping into the road, according to police.

Nov. 4 Update:

A 16-year-old Collegeville girl was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle on Skippack Pike and Route 113 on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m., according to a report from the Pennsylvania State Police

The report states that the girl, who was walking west on the sidewalk on Rt. 113 at Skippack Pike, stepped into the road for an unknown reason, directly infront of a Toyota Corolla driven by Joseph Carella of Telford.

The girl was then transported to Pennsylvania Hospital for further evaluation, according to the police.

There is no indication that this is an ongoing investigation.

Original Story Follows:

A pedestrian was struck in downtown Skippack at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety.

The victim suffered injuries, and a helicopter was requested on the scene.

The vehicle remained on the scene after the incident.

Traffic is impacted by this accident; seek an alternate route.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

linda wilde November 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Nick, You're so right, most people will not even stop at the hash mark at most any stop sign or Red light before even entering the crosswalk; and it is the law. Twice in the last week I crossed legally from the liquor store to Perkiomen Avenue, I push button to cross and go to the curb and the person that I THINK just saw me cross in front of them, makes a right turn on red. It would have been obvious that I was attempting to cross the nonexistent crosswalk at Perkiomen and Main. Schwenksville in an unfriendly pedestrian town. I always use your crosswalk as it is the safest one in town. See you soon.
John Scioli November 07, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Very good news indeed . Thank you for updating us Joseph.
Camy Quinn November 07, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Thank goodness! Tell Emily we have all been thinking of her and hoping for the best. Good news! Hopefully her minor injuries will cause some change for the traffic 73 and possibly save a future life.
Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes November 07, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Thank you for the update. We are so happy to hear that she is doing well. You are in our prayers. - The Wolf Family
mark smerkanich November 08, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I would suggest the installation of those rumble strips like those installed at the Lederach intersection. It at least alerts the motorist to slow down.


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