Monday, May 20, 2013
A two-vehicle accident sent one woman to the hospital, after her Ford Explorer was forced into a telephone pole near the 7-Eleven on Sandy Hill Road.
A two-vehicle accident sent one woman to the hospital Monday night, after her Ford Explorer was forced into a telephone pole near the 7-Eleven on Sandy Hill Road. The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m., near the intersection of Sandy Hill Road and Fairfield Road, according to Montco DPS. A witness on the scene stated that the crash involved a light-colored Hyundai Sonata driven by a male in his late 20's, and a dark, extended-cab Ford Explorer with a female driver. Pictures submitted to Patch show the Ford with heavy front-end damage, still in contact with the pole. The female driver was transferred from the scene by ambulance, but the male driver sustained no injuries, per the witness.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The vehicle ran into a ditch and flipped on Stump Hall Road.
A Norristown woman was charged with driving her vehicle at unsafe speeds after a crash on Stump Hall Road in Skippack Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Mary Moore, 31, of Norristown, was driving west on Stump Hall Road in a 2002 Honda Civic when she lost control of her vehicle and ran into a ditch and rolled over, landing on its roof in the roadway, police say. Moore was not injured, but her vehicle was towed by Source One Towing, according to police. Moore was allegedly driving at an unsafe speed at the time of the crash, and was charged for violating the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, a police report states.
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 …
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.
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 …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
As March comes to a close, here's a look at the 10 most-read stories on our site this month.
Here's a look back at some of the most popular stories we covered this month on Norristown Patch. 1. Director of Montco's Juvenile Detention Center Let Go – The long-time executive director of Montgomery County's juvenile detention facility in West Norriton resigned her position suddenly weeks ago, amid talk of a hostile work environment at the center. 2. Two Armed Robberies, Shots Fired Under Investigation Sunday Night – A string of armed robberies in the Norristown area over the course of several weeks were covered by Patch and one night in particular saw more than its fair share of action. 3. DA to Investigate Fatal Crash – The investigation into a crash in Limerick that resulted in the death of a woman jogging along the roadside 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.