West Norriton police are investigating a Thursday morning three-vehicle accident in West Norriton that brought the occupant of one vehicle to the hospital and the occupant of another vehicle to a nearby medical facility, according to police chief Dale Mabry.
West Norriton police responded to the accident on West Main Street and Highland Avenue at 8:20 a.m. According to police, witnesses indicated that a black SUV was going east on West Main Street, crossed over the double yellow lines and hit a minivan that was traveling west.
The impact forced the minivan into a telephone pole and the black SUV fell onto its side. A third vehicle then hit the black SUV.
The occupant from the minivan had to be removed by Jefferson Fire Company and Plymouth Ambulance. A representative from Jefferson said that they had to use the jaws of life. According to Mabry, Plymouth brought the person to a nearby hospital.
The occupant of the third vehicle was injured in his lower extremities and was taken to a local medical facility, wrote Mabry in an email to Patch. None of the vehicle occupants were thought to have life-threatening injuries.
There were two occupants in the black SUV who did not want treatment for their minor injuries.
All of the vehicles were heavily damaged and their debris was found all over the road. The roadway was closed for more than two hours while police gathered information. According to a representative from Jefferson, West Main Street reopened 11:45 a.m.
The police traffic safety unit is currently investigating the incident. West Norriton Police are requesting that anyone who might have witnessed the accident should call 610-630-1701.