Thursday, February 21, 2013
After pepper spray had no effect, police said the man had to be tasered three times before he could be taken into custody in a Feb. 2 incident on Swamp Pike.
A Pottstown man was charged with DUI and other offenses after a Feb. 2 incident on Swamp Pike in which he resisted arrest, according to Limerick Township Police. Police say Barry Grant Berger, 62, was traveling through an area on Swamp Pike near the intersection of Fruitville Road where police were directing traffic past the scene of an earlier one-car crash that had closed one lane of the roadway. Upon encountering Berger, Officer Kevin McGuigan determined that he had been drinking and asked him to put his 2000 Nissan Pathfinder in park, which, according to a police incident report, he had to do five times before Berger complied. Berger then allegedly refused to exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests and attempted to restart his …
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 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The one vehicle accident tied up traffic for an hour and a half.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
A woman and a child suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday night in a one vehicle accident on Swamp Pike in Limerick. The driver, a Gilbertsville resident, was driving her minivan southeast on Swamp Pike when she ran off the road into the wet grass on one side, overcorrected, and crashed into the trees on the opposite side. According to Limerick Township police officer Christopher Iochum, the driver was "possibly temporarily distracted by her daughter in the back seat." The driver was "a little banged up," Iochum said, and was transported to Reading Hospital. The child was slightly injured but Iochum said she was fine. Police blocked one lane of Swamp Pike until the van was extricated from the woods.
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…
Monday, October 17, 2011
A press release from Limerick Police.
The following release was sent in to Patch by Limerick Police Chief Bill Albany concerning a vehicle accident that closed Swamp Pike for approximately two hours on Friday. A 16-year-old Gilbertsville resident was transported to Reading Hospital after the vehicle she was operating struck a utility pole in front of 479 Swamp Pike at [approximately 3:30 p.m.] The female was conscious and alert upon arrival of emergency responders and it appears as if her injuries are not life threatening. She was wearing her seatbelt and shoulder harness. The vehicle she was operating sustained severe damage that required her to be extricated by emergency responders. Swamp Pike was closed until approximately [5:30 p.m.] as crews cleared the scene. PECO […