Ridge Pike Crash Injures Five

A mid-afternoon crash tied traffic up for a little over an hour.

A two-car crash on Ridge Pike near Fruitville Road tied up traffic on Wednesday afternoon for a little over an hour and resulted in injuries to five people. 

The cars were an SUV and a sedan according to the Limerick Township Police Department's Facebook page. The car had four passengers, the SUV one.  

The statement on the Facebook page says that the SUV was traveling eastbound and was turning left onto Fruitville Road when it was struck by the westbound sedan.

County dispatch reported the accident just before 3:00pm. As emergency crews arrived, two medevac helicopters were placed on standby. The helicopters eventually transported two people who were in the sedan from the accident scene to trauma centers at Reading Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. None of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening according to the Limerick Police Department. 

The other two sedan passengers and the sole occupant of the SUV were transported to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center to be examined for less serious injuries.

Police say the incident remains under investigation and names have not been released pending notification of the victims' families. 


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