Police: Man Accidentally Shot Himself on Route 29
The Exton man, in his car at the time, drove himself to Phoenixville Hospital.
An Exton man went to Phoenixville Hospital last weekend after he apparently shot himself while driving, Upper Providence Police are reporting.
According to the department, the 33-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was driving in the southbound lane of route 29 in Mont Clare on Sunday at approximately 3 a.m. when he attempted to transfer a .38-caliber handgun from his pants to his jacket pocket and accidentally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the left lower leg.
The man was able to drive himself to Phoenixville Hospital after giving himself the wound, where Upper Providence Police met him and filled out an incident report.
The man was transferred to Paoli Hospital Trauma Center for surgery.
Police provided no information on the registration status of the gun, though the weapon and the man's vehicle were impounded by police. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.