Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Eric Polchin was apparently walking along along the turnpike late Monday night when he was hit.
A Spring City man was killed Monday night after he was struck by a semi truck along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Pennsylvania State Police said. According to a report by NBC10, Eric Polchin was walking along the eastbound side of the turnpike near mile marker 326 (the Valley Forge interchange) when he was reportedly hit by a semi driving by 72-year-old John Mathews of Trout Run, Pa., reportedly struck Polchin at about 10:50 p.m. When police arrived, the report says, they found Polchin dead in the center lane and Mathews stopped on the side of the road. The State Police are still investigating the accident. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police. For the full story, visit NBC10 here.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Several parts of the investigation are still pending. No charges have been announced.
Limerick Township police and county authorities continue to investigate last week's fatal crash on Lewis Road that killed a jogger near the Chesterbrook Academy day care center. Royersford resident Merinda Thompson died when she was struck from behind as she jogged along Lewis Road. The driver, an 18-year-old male, was treated for minor injuries. Limerick Township Police Chief William Albany said in an email Thursday that authorities "are still waiting on the lab results for [the driver's] blood and the phone activity report from the cell phone provider." The cell-phone service provider has a legal process to follow before they will release records, Albany said, and blood tests are sent to a lab for processing. Those results, the cell …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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 …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Accident occurred near Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish and School as students there were being dismissed.
Last updated 9:01 p.m. A student at Pope John Paul II High School was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Swamp Pike in Limerick on Friday afternoon. The school said on its Facebook page on Friday night that senior Maddie Maurer was in stable condition in the ICU following the three-car accident near the grounds of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, where students were in the process of being dismissed from school when the crash took place at about 2:45 p.m. Chief William Albany of the Limerick Township Police Department said that the crash involved two female drivers, later identified by the school as Maurer and fellow student Meghan Kugler, traveling westbound on the roadway, and an as-yet unidentified male driver in a truck …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The early evening accident resulted in major damage to the storefront.
An as-yet-unidentified driver in a teal Mustang convertible drove his car up over the curb and into the front of the Wine and Spirits store on Ridge Pike on Thursday afternoon. There was very visible damage to the front of the store to the left of the exit door. Employees stood outside with police, some looking shaken. Limerick Police Sergeant Robert Matalavage told Patch that no one was injured in the accident. "Luckily they were working the other register [further from the door]," Matalavage said. However, the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. "He was clearly impaired when we got here," Matalavage said. "There was a strong odor of alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests." The driver was transported to Pottstown…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A two-car crash occurred around 5pm.
A crash snarled traffic in all directions around a large stretch of Lewis Road on Thursday evening. According to Limerick Township police officer Shawn Pancoast, one car, driven by a female driver, was traveling north on Lewis Road when a second car tried to turn left into the post office from the southbound lane and the cars collided. The male driver of the second car had to be extricated from the vehicle. Both cars sustained heavy front-end damage. Limerick Township police sergeant Brian Skelton said that the driver turning left is generally at fault unless speed is a factor, and speed was not a factor in this accident. It is possible either or both drivers could be cited if the investigation warrants it. Pancoast said both drivers …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The National Penn Bank on Main Street was damaged in the accident.
Royersford Police responded to an accident scene around 10:17am on Wednesday at the National Penn Bank at 793 Main Street in Royersford. A car had struck the building to the right of the main entrance, damaging the outer wall and windows. The elderly driver was not hurt, according to Royersford media relations officer Tom Godin. Engineers will have to assess the structural damage to the building. Police are still investigating the accident, so it is unknown at this time if there will be any charges filed.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Medical helicopter lands near Spring-Ford High School
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Update: The two injured athletes, both from Octorara High School, were evaluated by physicians and sent home on Wednesday night, according to Spring-Ford spokesperson Phil Ellingsworth. Initial story below. A medical evacuation helicopter landed near Spring-Ford Area High School on Wednesday evening after what emergency dispatch reports described as a collision between two female field hockey players. The accident reportedly took place at about 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, during warm-ups before a field hockey game in the football stadium. A discussion on the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch Facebook page included one reader who stated that both players were from Octorara High School. Spring-Ford school district representatives did not return…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
An overnight accident claimed a rising sophomore's life.
Comments on a Phoenixville Patch story on a weekend crash have identified a Spring-Ford student killed in that accident. A search of Facebook pages has located a memorial group for the teenager. According to the memorial page, the teenager was a Spring-Ford High School football player. This young man would be the second Spring-Ford football player killed this summer in accidents. Spring-Ford player Bryan Clarke passed away in July. The Spring-Ford School Board acknowledged both tragedies with a moment of silence during Monday night's board meeting. Editor's note: Patch has decided to withhold the name of the teenager out of consideration for his family, pending confirmation from official sources or family members. Any readers seeking …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Saturday's stoplight outage caused by accident
Upper Providence police have released a statement saying that a 17-year-old driver was responsible for last Saturday's extensive outage of the stoplights at Ridge Pike and Township Line Road. The police report states that the teenage driver hit a fire hydrant and the traffic signal control box, disabling both for several hours. The driver was apprehended near the scene. Charges are pending.