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.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The 14-year-old girl was sent to her room by her foster parents and was attempting to lower herself down from the window using a makeshift rope.
According to Philly.com, the 14-year-old girl who tragically fell to her death from an 8-story window in the Marquis Apartments in Upper Merion on Tuesday, April 9, was trying to lower herself to the roof below using a rope she crafted of shoe laces and power cords. She had reportedly been sent to her room by her foster parents as punishment. Police reportedly found the makeshift rope still tied to a heater in the room when they responded to the scene. "The makeshift rope extended from her window down to about 10 feet off the roof," Upper Merion Police Chief Tom Nolan told Philly.com "It is our belief that she fell while exiting the window, because we do not believe the makeshift rope would have remained intact with her weight on it." Read…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell gives an update on the incident and details rescue efforts underway this afternoon.
Authorities are still dealing with the SEPTA Regional Rail line that was disabled when it knocked down a live wire at the crossing at Ford and Washington Streets in Norristown at approximately 10:35 a.m. Tuesday morning. SEPTA officials confirm the wire in question was a telephone line. The train was disabled in the incident and passengers were stuck on the train for close to an hour while responders dealt with an electrical fire along Washington Street caused by the down line, according to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell. A driver waiting at the crossing at the time the line came down was trapped in his car by the incident, and several firefighters training in the area at the time were blocked in by the live wire as well. …
Monday, April 1, 2013
A large industrial heating unit that apparently fell off a truck passing through the area damaged a resident's car in early March.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers were flagged down in the area of West Main and Hamilton streets at approximately 1:20 p.m on Thursday, March 7, by a passing motorist. The driver reported that a "large air conditioner" was currently lying in the middle of the 400 block of Hamilton Street just north of West Main Street. On the scene, officers discovered the York brand industrial heat pump lying next to a black Land Rover with what appeared to be fresh damage to its driver's side door, wheel well and bumper, apparently from the heat pump striking it. Police say scrape marks in the street indicated that the pump had slid from the intersection into the parked Land Rover. The owner of the vehicle was …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A car crashed into a utility pole this afternoon at East Airy Street and Tremont Ave. No injuries reported.
Norristown Police responded to the 700 block of East Airy Street at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of an auto accident. On the scene officers discovered a car had hit a utility pole and suffered significant front-end damage. No ijuries were reported in the incident. Thanks to Patch reader Derrick J for photos submitted from the scene.
Monday, March 25, 2013
A King of Prussia man is facing DUI and drug-related charges after crashing his car in Norristown early Sunday morning.
Police responding to an accident call with injuries early Sunday morning got more than they bargained for when the driver of a vehicle they say crashed into a parked car was found with a large amount of drugs and cash. According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers responded to the 1300 block of Locust Street on Sunday, March 24 just before 7 a.m. for a report of a car accident in which at least one person was injured. On the scene, police found the grey 2012 Ford Fusion driven by 23-year-old Sean Thomas Clime-Michael, of King of Prussia, was stopped in the road, having struck a parked car which, in turn, struck the car parked in front of it. Police say Clime-Michaels was already out of his vehicle and unsteady on his…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Saturday, March 23
Thanks to reader Derrick J. for these photos of emergency crews responding to the 1600 block of Arch Street on Saturday morning for an overturned vehicle. The driver needed to be extracted from the car.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A car hit a utility pole on along Egypt Road near Mill Grove Drive and residents and businesses in the area were without power Monday night.
Authorities responded to the 2800 block Egypt Road at Mill Grove Drive in Lower Providence just before 8:30 p.m. Monday night for a report of an auto accident involving a car into a utility pole. The pole and wires are in the road and police closed Egypt Road between Park Avenue and Pinetown Road while they dealt with the situation. Many Patch readers reported power outages in the surrounding neighborhoods for both residents and businesses. Visible from the scene, the Gulf gas station at the corner of Park and Egypt, along with the CVS were both without power. Geunardi's was open, running on generators. The entire apartment complexes of Colony Arms and Mill Grove also seemed to be without power. A representative from PECO told Patch that …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Marilyn Steckiel, 26, was riding her motorcycle when a Schwenksville woman allegedly ran a stop sign and hit her with her car.
According to Perkiomen Valley Patch, 26-year-old Marilyn Steckiel, of Norristown, was hospitalized after being hit by a car at Gravel Pike and Plank Road in Perkiomen Tuesday morning. Steckiel was on a motorcycle at the time. Steckiel was reportedly thrown from the bike when Gladys Molina, of Schwenksville, allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign in her Volvo S60 and hit Steckiel on her Honda Interceptor. Steckiel landed in the southbound lane of Gravel Pike while Molina continued on and hit a tree. Molina and her teenaged passenger were uninjured, but Steckiel was transported to Paoli Hospital with unknown injuries. Hospital officials declined to comment on her condition Wednesday morning. Read more about the accident on Perkiomen Valley …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jeremiah White, 19, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, allegedly stole a Ford Expedition on Jan. 5 from Norristown, and later crashed it in a Hatfield Township accident, police said.
Jeremiah White's stomach allegedly got him in trouble with the law — and he is now headed to county trial on, among other offenses, a felony receiving stolen property charge. White, 19, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, waived charges of felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor accidents involving damage to another vehicle, failing to stop and render aid and following a vehicle too closely Tuesday at Montgomery Township district court, according to The Reporter. White is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, which District Judge Andrea Duffy granted at his preliminary hearing, according to court records. Assistant District Attorney Laura Adshead told The Reporter that the bail reduction was requested and granted due to …