Teen Hurt in Limerick Crash
A 16-year-old boy was struck by a car on Township Line Road on Wednesday night
Last updated 12:54 a.m. Thursday
A 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter after being struck by a car on Township Line Road in Limerick on Wednesday night.
The accident took place near the intersection with Spring Lake Road at about 10 p.m.
Limerick Fire Company Chief Ken Shuler said the victim was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. No information was immediately available on his condition.
Township Line Road remained closed late Wednesday night between Ridge Pike and Linfield-Trappe Road in the wake of the accident.
Authorities could be seen taking measurements at the scene in what appeared to be an investigation of the crash. Police were closely examining a silver Toyota Corolla that was stopped in the roadway. The car's windshield was broken on the passenger side of the car.
Initial radio reports indicated that the victim may have been riding a bicycle at the time of the crash. A bicycle was visible lying on the side of the road at the crash scene.
Limerick Township Police Sergeant Robert Matalavage said that three or four other boys were with the victim at the time of the crash and that police were still trying to piece together what exactly took place.
The driver of the car was not being held on any charges as of late Wednesday night, Matalavage said.
Limerick Township Detective Matthew Daywalt said the driver was cooperating with authorities and that he did not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Patch correspondent Alyson D'Alessandro contributed to this report from the scene.