Multi-car Accident at Main Street and 29 in Collegeville

Traffic backed up past Ursinus, up Ridge Pike.

A multi-car accident has snarled rush-hour traffic in Collegeville. Traffic is reportedly backed up past Ursinus College on Main Street, for an accident that took place at Main Street and Route 29.

Passers-by report that the cars have mostly been removed from the roadway, and that local traffic has opened, but is going by slowly with reduced lanes. Many of the damaged vehicles were moved into the area of the McDonald's parking lot at Second Avenue and Main Street to continue an investigation out of the way of traffic.

The emergency units were dispatched at 3:55 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Department of Safety website. Injuries were reported, but the extent of which are not yet known.

Many police units from the Collegeville Police Department were reported at the scene.

Patch will continue to follow the story and add more information as it is made available. 

Roy Martin January 26, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Hope no one was hurt. That's a bad intersection in normal weather!
Parsley January 26, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Seriously, the redesign of that intersection was poor and barely helped ease traffic especially north/south on Rt. 29 crossing Main.
James McCarthy January 28, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Generally speaking and not referring to the above incident, local government agencies ("LGA") are immune from civil liability. One exception is that a LGA is responsible only for a dangerous street condition that it knew or should have known about. Further, an injured person would need to prove the dangerous condition caused or contributed to the collision. Lastly, a permanent injury most likely would have had to have been suffered to hold the LGA civilly responsible. James McCarthy, Esquire www.mccarthymccarthy.com


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