Friday, February 8, 2013
A female PJP2 student has been identified as the driver taken by MedEvac helicopter to ICU.
A Pope John Paul II High School student was one of the drivers involved in a major accident Friday on Swamp Pike. The school said on its Facebook page Friday night that senior Maddie Maurer was in stable condition in the ICU following the three-car accident near the grounds of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, where students were in the process of being dismissed from school when the crash took place at about 2:45 p.m. Chief William Albany of the Limerick Township Police Department said that the crash involved two female drivers, later identified by the school as Maurer and fellow student Meghan Kugler, traveling westbound on the roadway, and an as-yet unidentified male driver in a truck headed eastbound. For the full story on the …
Monday, January 14, 2013
A sleepy driver on Sunday morning ends up in "hot water."
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, January 14
Don't sleep and drive. A driver in New Hanover Township found this out the hard way on Sunday morning. According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, Scott Bender of Perkiomenville, was driving his 2008 Nissan Altima along New Hanover Square Road around 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning when he fell asleep at the wheel. Bender was coming off of working a 12-hour shift. The Mercury report states "[Bender's] vehicle drifted into the southbound lane and into the path of a 2001 Mazda MPV driven by Kevin Wible of East Greenville." Wible moved his vehicle to the right to attempt to miss the oncoming Altima, but was still hit by Bender's car. Wible then rushed to the aid of Bender, whose car was heading toward Minister Creek, according to reports. …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 7-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a 44-year-old woman from Harleysville was transported to trauma unit at Abington Hospital
A 7-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a 44-year-old Harleysville woman was transported to the trauma unit of Abington Hospital following a Monday evening accident at Forty Foot and Allentown roads in Towamencin. Police said Joon Hee Park, 27, of Willow Grove drove his 2008 Toyota Camry north on Forty Foot Road and through the intersection at a red light. At around 6:22 p.m., Park's Camry collided with a 1998 Subaru Forester, driven by Denise Mathuthu, 44, police said. The Forester spun counterclockwise, coming to rest facing south in the intersection, police said. The 7-year-old was a passenger in the Forester, police said. The boy was airlifted by PennStar Flight Service to Children's Hospital of …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
John Scioli, owner of John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop, will host a benefit on Sunday with proceeds going to the family of Brian Clarke, who died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on July 11.
As the community continues to mourn the untimely passing of 16-year-old Brian Clarke, a local business owner has generously decided to help the victim's family in their time of need. John Scioli, owner of John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop, will host a benefit at his shop on Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds going to the family of Brian Clarke, who succumbed to his injuries on Monday after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on July 11. "I decided to host this benefit because it is a tragic thing when such a young man loses his life," said Scioli. "Parents are not supposed to bury their children. It is a tragedy that struck home, being a parent myself. I am doing this to add a little financial …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
If traveling down Route 29 or Route 113, plan an alternate route.
A late afternoon accident at the intersection of Route 29 and Iron Bridge Drive in Perkiomen Township has traffic slowed to a near-halt in both directions, as crews work to free two vehicles from a wooded area. Though it is unclear what caused the accident at this time, Perkiomen Valley Patch reader Robin Pasquarello, who is at the scene, stated that both vehicles had gone well off the road. "Both cars were deep into the woods to the point you could only see fire crews trying to pull the drivers out," said Paquarello. "There was at least three firetrucks and one ambulance." Pasquarello also that traffic moving towards 113 is not getting by at all, and traffic coming from 113 is being re-routed through Iron Bridge Drive. She added that Iron…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Harleysville girl arrested in Salford Township after colliding with a boulder on Hill Road.
A 17-year-old Harleysville girl was arrested under the suspicion of DUI on July 3 after crashing into a boulder on Hill Road between Hausman and North Dietz Mill Roads, according to a Pennsylvania State Police Report. The girl, accompanied by another underage female passenger and 18-year-old Kathryn Day, both from Harleysville, failed to "negotiate a left curve" and struck a boulder with the left front end of her 1995 Ford Escort, according to the report. The report states that the driver sustained a minor hand injury and both passengers were uninjured. They were all wearing seatbelts. The driver exhibited indications of impairment and will be charged with DUI in Montgomery County Juvenile Court pending lab results. Tylersport Fire …
Monday, July 9, 2012
A Ford Ranger crashed into several vehicles and struck the Univest Bank at Allentown Road and Harleysville Pike/Route 113 Sunday afternoon. Medics reported a chest injury that required transport by MedEvac
At least one person was flown by MidAtlantic MedEvac after suffering injuries in a reported hit-and-run accident at Harleysville Pike/Route 113 and Allentown Road in Franconia Township Sunday afternoon, according to Breaking News Network reports. MidAtlantic is a joint air medical transport program operated by Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Active Incident report, a report was received at 3:39 p.m. by 9-1-1 of a Ford Ranger sitting in the intersection of Allentown Road and Harleysville Pike. Reports stated that "the vehicle was all over the roadway." According to reports from Breaking News Network, several callers …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The driver, a store owner and store employee are facing charges related to the May 21 deaths of James Crawford and Rachel Witt.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced today that Achi Store owner Rafie Ali and store employee Mohammed K. Himed will be charged for the illegal sale of K2, a synthetic marijuana, related to the May 21 deaths of James Crawford and Rachel Witt. At a press conference July 2, the district attorney and Pottstown Police Chief Mark Flanders announced the arrests, the first in Montgomery County since laws banning K2 went into effect last August. Ali and Himed are charged with corrupt organizations, delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, paraphernalia and related offenses. Roger Malloy, who was driving the vehicle that killed Crawford and Witt, faces two counts of …
Friday, May 25, 2012
No one injured
A Collegeville woman hit the gas instead of the brake and accidentally drove into her Third Avenue house instead of the garage, according to Collegeville Police Officer John Barnshaw. Joan Spear was traveling up the driveway and made a wide turn to enter the garage. She was not injured, and she is the home's only occupant. The home's double front doors were knocked in, and the house also suffered some interior damage. Borough code enforcement will inspect the home to decide if and when it will be inhabitable again, Barnshaw said. DeWane's towed the vehicle from the scene, and Total Restoration boarded up the house. Collegeville Fire Co., Lower Providence Fire Co. and Trappe EMS also responded to the scene. Previous story: Patch is …