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…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A roundup of some stories from around the wider area that you may have missed during the past week.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Reader-submitted photos show the accident scene Saturday at about 5 p.m.
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Saturday, March 23
Thanks to reader Peggy Maccolini for these photos of a late afternoon accident that closed the intersection of Marshall and Dekalb Street just after 5 p.m. No information on the condition of the drivers was immediately available Saturday evening.
Friday, March 15, 2013
A medical helicopter was called to evacuate an injured victim.
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Friday, March 15
Power was out Friday evening in the neighborhood of N. Whitehall Road and W. Marshall Street after a car struck a utility pole at Whitehall and Lynn roads. A medical helicopter was requested to the scene to evacuate at least one injured victim. This is a developing story.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
No charges have been filed yet in the Monday afternoon crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman while she was jogging in Limerick Township.
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Tuesday, March 5
District Attorney Risa Ferman's office has begun an investigation into a fatal crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman on Monday. Merinda Thompson was jogging when she was struck from behind by a green Ford Focus driven by an unidentified 18-year-old man. Visit Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch for full coverage.
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 …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A meteor reportedly caused untold damage and injury to eastern Russia today when it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
Space.com is reporting that a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere over eastern Russia over the Urals Mountains early Friday morning U.S. time and the sonic boom from the event shattered windows and caused damaged to buildings. According to Fox News, Russian officials are reporting over 400 people injured as a result of the event, primarily from broken glass shattered in the sonic boom. "I was driving to work," 36-year-old Viktor Prokofiev, a resident of Yekaterinburg, told Reuters. "It was quite dark, but it suddenly became as bright as if it was day." As of this posting, no fatalities have been reported in the event. Videos of the event have turned up all over YouTube this morning from users in the affected areas. You can view some of …
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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Authorities were dealing a serious vehicle accident at Fourth and Depot streets in Bridgeport.
UPDATE: [2/6/13; 2:48 p.m.] Fouth Street in Bridgeport is now reopened. --- Original story: Police, fire and EMS are dealing with a serious multi-vehicle accident at Fourth and Depot streets in Bridgeport that has caused the road to be closed while authorities clear the scene. According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety live incident feed, authorities responded to the scene shortly after 2 p.m. for the accident, which caused one vehicle involved to catch fire. Few details are available at this time, but witnesses on the scene say several vehicles were stopped at a nearby traffic light on Fourth Street, when another vehicle headed west towards DeKalb Pike struck them from behind. Gasoline is reportedly pouring into the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Jeremiah White, 19, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, 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. A Popeye's receipt and a cell phone left behind in a stolen 1998 Ford Expedition involved in a Hatfield Township accident led to the arrest of the suspect — a Pottstown teen. Jeremiah White, 19, allegedly stole a 1998 Ford Expedition from Norristown on Jan. 5, 2013, crashed it on Jan. 18 in Hatfield Township and then allegedly fled from the scene of the accident, police said. Now, he faces felony charges in Montgomery County court. On Jan. 25, Hatfield Township Police arrested White, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, and charged him with felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor accidents involving damage to another vehicle, failing to stop and render aid and…