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Crash on Ridge Pike Injures Three

The victims, a mother and her two children, suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Last updated 9:10 p.m. Thursday

A mother and her two young children were injured Thursday evening in a two car collision on Ridge Pike in Upper Providence Township.

Officer Scott Reynolds of the Upper Providence Township Police department said the injured driver, a woman in her 20s, and her two children sustained what he described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The mother and children were from "the Collegeville area," Reynolds said.

Reynolds said the male driver of the second car, a 17-year-old from Lansdale, was not injured. His car was traveling westbound on Ridge Pike when he attempted to make a left turn into the Court at Upper Providence shopping plaza shortly after 6:30 p.m.

His car crossed in front of the woman's vehicle, which was headed eastbound.

The teen's blue Ford Focus came to rest in the middle of the roadway, pointed eastbound.

The other driver's car left the roadway and came to rest on a sidewalk on the south side of the road. Both vehicles sustained heavy front end damage.

Limerick Township Police, Trappe Fire, and Trappe Ambulance were visible assisting Upper Providence Police at the scene at 7:30 p.m. Ridge Pike was closed between Township Line Road and Kline Road while police conducted the crash investigation.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated that both vehicles were traveling westbound at the time of the accident.

Deneen Roberts Cirafisi February 15, 2013 at 01:32 AM
If they both were travelling westbound, then how on earth did they have a head-on collision?
David Powell February 15, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Deneen, you're right. We received some additional information from Upper Providence Police and have updated the story.
Ruth February 18, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Apparently, someone wandered into the eastbound lane. Maybe, it was the car's mechanic failure or maybe the driver was not watching where they were going. David, what is the update?

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