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 …
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.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A teen was struck in front of the Plymouth Meeting Mall; he was transported to Mercy Suburban Hospital.
A Norristown woman struck a 16-year-old boy crossing Germantown Pike mid-block near the Plymouth Meeting Mall entrance, according to Plymouth Township Police. According to the driver, Karen Wheeler, she was traveling westbound on Germantown Pike in the right turn lane, when the teen appeared in front of her vehicle, not at an intersection, and she struck him, police said. The teen, who was wearing headphones, spun off her vehicle and continued into the Plymouth Meeting Mall parking lot, Wheeler told police. The teen said that he crossed over Germantown Pike mid-block while traffic was stopped when Wheeler struck him in his right leg, according to police. The teen said that he felt pain in his leg, but he did not think it was serious, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A 60-year-old man is reportedly in critical condition in a Philadelphia hospital after being hit by a car early this morning.
Norristown Patch alerted residents early this morning to an accident in which a pedestrian was flown to a hospital by medevac after being hit by a car at West Main Street and Forrest Avenue. According to 6ABC Action News, the victim, who a Patch user identified as a 60-year-old coworker and friend, was struck at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the intersection on the border of Norristown and West Norriton and was flown by medevac to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is reportedly in critical condition. The driver stopped after the accident and police are investigating the incident. Read more about the accident and see a picture of the damaged windshield here.
Friday, December 14, 2012
A woman who tried to exit her car while it was still in gear was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained in the accident.
An incident that was originally reported mystifyingly as a pedestrian struck after falling out of a moving vehicle in East Norriton on Wednesday afternoon turned out to be an easily explained accident, and yet, still somewhat bizarre. According to a report from the East Norriton Police Department, officers responded to the Norristown Car Wash at 10 East Germantown Pike shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for a report of a pedestrian struck. On the scene, an officer met the victim who stated she was exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of the car wash and had accidentally failed to put the vehicle in park. She reportedly told police the vehicle was in reverse, and as she attempted to get back in to the vehicle, she apparently …
Monday, December 3, 2012
An argument that escalated into a vehicular assault and shots being fired resulted in at least one man hospitalized and another in custody.
An argument between two men turned violent on Friday morning when one man tried to run down the other with his car and the victim fired shots at his assailant's vehicle. According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers responded to the 300 block of East Basin Street at approximately 9:47 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 for a report of a pedestrian struck and shots fired in that area. Police arrived and found the victim who reported that he had been inside his home when he heard a car horn followed by banging on his front door. The victim told police he answered the door and found 31-year-old Rasheem Cooper, of the 500 block of Middletown Place, standing outside. The victim stated that the two men began to argue and during the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The pedestrian was flown to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with head injuries.
Reports came in of a pedestrian struck at the 400 block of South Gulph Road in King of Prussia shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday night and it was soon learned that the driver had fled the scene of the accident. According to 6ABC Action News, police have the driver, who has not been identified, in custody. The unidentified victim was medevaced to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania an listed in serious condition. Norristown Patch reader Dennis O'Donnell told Patch via Facebook that Upper Merion Police had posted an alert that authorities were searching for a white work van in connection with the hit and run incident. Police reportedly located that van 20 minutes later in an unnamed King of Prussia motel parking lot. Norristown …