Sunday, May 19, 2013
An ambulance crashed into a passenger vehicle around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon, sending multiple people to the hospital.
A Saturday afternoon crash involving an ambulance and a passenger vehicle sent multiple people to the hospital. According to Patch reader Kristian Konetzny, who was on the scene, the ambulance struck the vehicle at the intersection of Germantown Pike and Stanbridge in East Norriton shortly after 5 p.m. It is unknown who – if anyone – was at fault at this time. Konetzny said via email that the driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, and ambulance personnel were also transferred to local hospitals from the scene. We have not been able to confirm the condition of the victims at this time, but we will update this story when information becomes available. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A two-car accident at Potshop and Taft roads Thursday afternoon sent one driver to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
East Norriton Police responded to a two-car accident at Potshop and Taft roads shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. According to East Norriton Police Chief Karyl Kates, a Ford Escape traveling north in the 3000 block of Potshop Road drifted to the right and made contact with the rear end of a legally parked and unoccupied Nissan Altima. The driver of the Ford Escape, a male in his mid 20s was not injured, but his passenger, another male in his mid 20s was taken by Plymouth Ambulance to Einstein Medical Center Montgomer for treatment. East Norriton Police were assisted on scene by Plymouth Ambulance Company and Norriton Fire Engine Company.
No one was injured in the crash that resulted in one car turned over on its roof.
A Patch user was on the scene for a vehicle accident Wednesday evening that left one car on its roof at Airy and Astor streets in the West End. According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers responded to the scene shortly before 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, for a report of a vehicle crash and an overturned vehicle. Police spoke with the drivers of both vehicles involved, who said they were both travelling west on West Airy Street towards Astor Street and at the intersection the driver in the right lane (driving a white, 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander) attempted to make a left turn onto Astor in front of the driver in the left lane (driving a silver 2006 Honda Accord). As the driver of the Mitsubishi passed in front of …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The trooper was responding to an incident with emergency lights activated.
A Norristown teen was cited after being struck by a state police car in Worcester. The car had its emergency lights activated, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. It happened on Friday, April 19 at approximately 9:15 p.m. The 17-year-old girl was reportedly traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier on Germantown Pike near West Adair Drive in Worcester when she was struck by State Trooper Kevin Allison, 40, who was making a left onto West Adair Drive in a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle. At the time, Allison was responding to an incident with emergency lights activated on his 2010 Crown Victoria. The teen was charged with violating “duty of a driver on approach of an emergency vehicle,” Pennsylvania Vehicle Code 3325A. Both …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Police and EMS responded to the scene Tuesday morning for a vehicle accident with reported injuries.
Norristown Police shut down one side of West Main Street between Buttonwood and Noble streets Tuesday morning for a car accident that involved injuries to at least one person. Few details are available on the nature of the accident, but police and EMS responded to Buttonwood and West Main streets shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 for a report of an accident with injuries. According to a witness on the scene, the westbound lane of West Main Street was closed off at Noble while authorities dealt with the incident. The condition of the injured party is unknown at this time. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The boy was hit in the 1200 block of Markley and flown to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment.
A 4-year-old Norristown boy was hospitalized on Sunday after being hit by a car in the 1200 block of Markley Street. Norristown Police and Plymouth Ambulance Company responded to the area of Markley and Sterigere streets sometime around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. There, responders found the 4-year-old boy lying in the middle of Markley Street, having been struck by a vehicle travelling north along Markley. The boy's mother was on the scene with the child. According to police reports, the victim had a bump on the back of his head and was in and out of consciousness while being treated by medical personnel at the scene. The boy was flown by medevac to the Children's Hospital of …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Traffic in both directions is backed up at the Turnpike just before rush hour on Friday.
According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, a multi-car accident near the 335 mile marker is causing traffic backups in the Norristown exit area. Maintenance crews and emergency services have been dispatched to the scene. Motorists traveling east from Valley Forge should be prepared for slow moving and stopped traffic approaching the Norristown exit.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Authorities were dealing with a bit fo a pile up at rush hour this evening due to a crash involving multiple cars.
Rush-hour traffic was heavier than usual in Norristown this evening as an accident involving a Germantown Cab Co. taxicab and two other vehicles tied up traffic along East Main Street at Walnut Street in front of Holy Saviour Church. Details of the crash are unavailable, but pictures provided from the scene by Patch reader Derrick J, show the cab fairly up and under a minivan which in turn appears to have struck the car in front of it. No injuries were reported so far and authorities seem to have cleared the scene fairly quickly to get traffic moving again. Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sources say she was released from the hospital and is in good condition.
A 13-year-old Norristown girl who was struck by a car Tuesday, April 16, has been released from the hospital and is doing fine, sources tell Patch. The girl's name is being withheld from public reports. According to the Norristown Police Department, police and emergency medical services responded to the Haws Avenue and West Airy Street for a report of a pedestrian struck shortly before noon on Tuesday. On the scene, officers spoke with the driver and several witnesses who said the young girl was travelling southbound on the sidewalk along Haws Avenue and entered the crosswalk at Airy Street against the light. The driver reportedly attempted to swerve away from the girl unsuccessfully and stuck her, launching her from the bicycle into the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Neighbors say the young girl was riding her bike when the car hit her.
Not much information is available about the young girl who was hit by a car at Haws Avenue and Airy Street in Norristown Tuesday morning. Norristown Police and EMS responded to the scene shortly before noon on Tuesday, April 16, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Area residents say the young girl was riding her bike across the street when the car hit her. The bicycle was crushed under the car, according to witness reports. The girl's condition is currently unknown and no information has been released about the driver of the car. Police and hospital officials have not yet responded to requests for information about the incident. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.