Tuesday, August 21, 2012
He was airlifted to Hahnemann Hospital, but didn't survive.
A one-car crash in Upper Providence Township this weekend took the life of a teenager, Upper Providence Police are reporting. The victim is reported to be a Spring-Ford High School student, though his name has not yet been released. The crash, which is being investigated by Upper Providence Police and the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, occurred on August 18 at approximately 8:54 p.m. on the 1000 block of Longford Road. At the time of the crash there were three juveniles in the vehicle; including a 17-year-old driver. According to a source, the vehicle crashed into the fence of Reynolds Dog Park. On impact, the rear passenger was ejected from the vehicle. He was airlifted to Hahnemann Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Woman sustained minor injuries in one-car accident on Route 73
Jennifer Madeira, 22, of Schwenksville, was arrested on July 22, in Worcester Township, for suspected DUI after her car collided with a guard rail, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report. Madeira was driving her 2002 Ford Escape west on Skippack Pike just after 1 a.m. when she looked away from the road and lost control, hitting a guard rail on the right side of the road, according to the report. Madeira was transported to Mercy Suburban Hospital for minor injuries, and was taken into custody for suspected DUI, according to the report. Charges will be filed in district court. Skippack EMS, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Fire Police assisted at the scene. Madeira’s vehicle was removed by Kelly’s Towing.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The crash resulted in an extended extrication operation to rescue three trapped females.
A three-car accident along Route 113 sent four people to the hospital on Saturday morning, after two of the vehicles were forced into a head-on collision by the third. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by 32-year-old Michael Knoke, of Collegeville, was traveling northbound on Route 113 when it came to a stop at the intersection of Bridge Road and Iron Bridge Drive in Perkiomen Township. Upon coming to a complete stop, the Toyota was rear-ended by a 1997 Mitsubishi Galant, which was driven by 23-year-old Michael Donovan, of Pottstown. The force of the impact pushed the Toyota into the southbound lane of Bridge Road, where the Toyota struck an on-coming Hyundai Tuscon driven by 65-year-old Margaret …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Driver reportedly lost control of vehicle
A teen girl and her brother suffered minor injuries after the car the girl was driving crashed into the Office Tavern's exterior wall, Thursday, May 10, shortly before 7 a.m. According to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kenneth Noto, the girl -- whose identity has not been released because she is a minor -- was traveling north on Route 29 when she saw a pickup truck exiting the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. The truck was not in her lane, but the vehicle's front was on the double yellow line in the center of the road. Thinking that the truck might pull out, the girl "jammed on the car's brakes and lost control of the vehicle," careening into the side of the building, Noto said. The girl bit her lip and her brother, who was a passenger in …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Early reports indicate driver not seen at crash site
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
James Seydel provided some of the following information: A man was trapped in the back seat of a car after it crashed at American Classic Motors, 315 Big Road, Lower Frederick, shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, March 31. He was freed after emergency responders removed the vehicle's roof. The driver's whereabouts are unreported at this time. Emergency personnel did not see a second person at the scene, and he or she may have left the scene. Lower Frederick and Skippack fire companies, Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps and and Pennsylvania State Police. PECO was alerted that a ground cable and nearby meter may have been impacted by the crash. Patch will publish more information as it becomes available.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
One vehicle turned into the path of another, police said.
An elderly Trappe woman was treated for moderate injuries she suffered in a three-car collision in the borough around 8 a.m., Thursday, March 22, police said. According to a Pennsylvania State Police report, Phoenixville resident Gerald DeGrazio, 42, was driving a Verizon utility truck west on Main Street at West Seventh Avenue, “facing a steady green traffic signal.” Martha Douglas, 83, of Trappe was driving eastward in a 1998 Toyota Avalon sedan, and was also facing a green light, the report states. “For an unknown reason,” Douglas turned her car into the path of the truck, which then hit the Toyota’s passenger side, police said. The sedan then spun clockwise and hit the left front end of a 2011 Ford truck F550, driven by Harold …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Driver claims car accelerated as he hit the brakes.
A Schwenksville man emerged from a gray Jeep 4x4 unharmed after the vehicle rammed into the 10-inch curb and careened into a bank of trees and brush below by Landis Supermarket in Perkiomen Township. “I pressed the brake and then it accelerated instead," the man said at the scene -- he did not give his name. "I don’t know what happened; it’s never done that before," he said. "I was just shopping at the store and drove through the lot like I always do. It surprised me when it took off.” Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched along with local volunteer fire police to aid in removal of the vehicle and investigate the circumstances of the accident. The car was towed from the foliage. A group of people who were nearby waiting for a shuttle …