Friday, September 14, 2012
A Norristown woman was charged with multiple offenses stemming from a July crash on Swamp Pike.
The Pottstown Mercury reports that 21-year-old Arrison Renee Bunner of Norristown was charged Thursday with multiple criminal offenses related to a July 13 crash on Swamp Pike. Bunner faces felony charges of aggravated assault with a vehicle and several other drug-related offenses. Brian Blackwell, 26, of Exeter, was seriously injured in the crash and, according to court records, remains in a comatose state in Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Bunner was driving northbound on Swamp Pike when she allegedly lost control of her 2007 Saturn and crashed into a utility pole. According to court records, witnesses said Bunner threw something out of the window. Police later found a wooden box in the high grass at the side of the road. Further …
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 24, 2012
Accident occurred at Walnel Drive and King Road
An overnight accident has heavily damaged the King Road sewer treatment station's fence. Limerick Police Chief William Albany told Patch that a 23-year-old female driver "ran off the roadway, crashed through the back fence, and [the car] overturned as it went down a wooded embankment." The accident took place at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The driver climbed out of the car before police arrived. She was the sole occupant of the car. Albany said the driver did show signs of impairment at the scene and was transported to Paoli Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Albany said the driver's identity is being withheld pending chemical testing results.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Brian Clarke, 16, of Royersford, died Monday
The Pottstown Mercury reports 16-year-old Brian Clarke died Monday after suffering severe injuries in a car accident last week. Clarke was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on South Township Line Road on Wednesday, July 11, and was flown to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania that night. In a previous Mercury article, Brian's father said he still "had no brain activity" on Friday the 13th and was "not expected to recover". Brian's family told the Mercury that he was an organ donor. Clarke is survived by his mother Kathleen, father Brian, Sr., and brother Aidan, who is 12 years old. According to an obituary posted on the Mercury website, visitation will take place on Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
16-year-old Brian Clarke was hit by a car on Wednesday night
Frank Otto of the Pottstown Mercury reports that teenager Brian Clarke is not expected to survive the injuries he sustained in a Wednesday night accident. As Patch reported on Wednesday evening, Clarke was struck by a car as he was riding his bike on South Township Line Road near his home. Following the accident, Clarke was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with serious injuries. His father told the Mercury that he was "non-responsive after the accident" and as of Friday evening has no brain activity. Friends and classmates of Clarke's were speaking about him on Twitter on Friday using the hashtag #bc44. “We’ve gotten a lot of support from friends and Brian’s coaches,” Brian Sr. told the Mercury.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Driver and passenger identified in this morning's accident on Swamp Pike
Police have identified the driver and passenger in this morning's crash on Swamp Pike near the Limerick Community Park. Limerick Police Chief Wiliam Albany identified the driver as Arrison Renee Bunner, 21, of Birdsboro. The passenger, identified as 26-year-old Brian Blackwell of Exeter (and formerly of Pottstown, PA), was flown to Hahnemann Hospital. Albany said he appeared to have "serious injuries" at the scene of the accident. He is currently in critical condition, and Albany said his family has been notified. Bunner told police she lost control of her vehicle while trying to avoid an animal that ran across the roadway. Albany said she voluntarily submitted blood for testing. Montgomery County Detectives are involved in the …
One transported by EMS; wooden box with "green, leafy substance" recovered at scene
Last updated 3:12pm For an update on this accident, please see this story. One person was seriously injured on Swamp Pike in Limerick this morning when a four-door Saturn sedan struck a utility pole while heading westbound. The impact of the crash spun the car into the eastbound lane. It came to rest about 75 feet down the roadway. Debris from the crash, including one of the car's wheels, was strewn along the roadway between the utility pole and where the car came to rest. The passenger of the car was a male in his twenties, according to Limerick Police Chief William Albany. He was transported from the scene with what Albany described as "serious injuries" to his head and extremities. The female driver of the car appeared uninjured and…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Reportedly in critical condition
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
The 16-year-old victim in Wednesday night's accident on Township Line Road in Limerick has been identified by the Pottstown Mercury as Brian Clarke. The newspaper reported Thursday morning that Clarke is in critical condition with what Limerick Police Chief William Albany called "a very serious head injury."
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A 16-year-old boy was struck by a car on Township Line Road on Wednesday night
Update: Wed. Night Crash Victim Identified ____________________________ 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 …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Transported from scene by medical helicopter
One man was hurt late Wednesday morning when a car driven by his friend struck his motorcycle from behind on N. Lewis Road in Limerick. The accident took place at about 11:20 a.m just west of the intersection with King and Country Club Roads. Police at the scene said the driver of the motorcycle had come to a stop in the middle of the road. The impact of the crash wedged the motorcycle, a yellow Yamaha, under the front of the car, a gold-colored early 2000s Honda Civic. The Civic's front end was suspended in the air at the crash scene. Despite the apparent severity of the crash, an eyewitness said the injured man was able to get up in the moments following the crash and move to a lawn on the south side of the road, where he lay down. He …