Friday, May 10, 2013
The vehicle ran into a ditch and flipped on Stump Hall Road.
A Norristown woman was charged with driving her vehicle at unsafe speeds after a crash on Stump Hall Road in Skippack Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Mary Moore, 31, of Norristown, was driving west on Stump Hall Road in a 2002 Honda Civic when she lost control of her vehicle and ran into a ditch and rolled over, landing on its roof in the roadway, police say. Moore was not injured, but her vehicle was towed by Source One Towing, according to police. Moore was allegedly driving at an unsafe speed at the time of the crash, and was charged for violating the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, a police report states.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A two-car accident at Potshop and Taft roads Thursday afternoon sent one driver to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
East Norriton Police responded to a two-car accident at Potshop and Taft roads shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. According to East Norriton Police Chief Karyl Kates, a Ford Escape traveling north in the 3000 block of Potshop Road drifted to the right and made contact with the rear end of a legally parked and unoccupied Nissan Altima. The driver of the Ford Escape, a male in his mid 20s was not injured, but his passenger, another male in his mid 20s was taken by Plymouth Ambulance to Einstein Medical Center Montgomer for treatment. East Norriton Police were assisted on scene by Plymouth Ambulance Company and Norriton Fire Engine Company.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The trooper was responding to an incident with emergency lights activated.
A Norristown teen was cited after being struck by a state police car in Worcester. The car had its emergency lights activated, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. It happened on Friday, April 19 at approximately 9:15 p.m. The 17-year-old girl was reportedly traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier on Germantown Pike near West Adair Drive in Worcester when she was struck by State Trooper Kevin Allison, 40, who was making a left onto West Adair Drive in a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle. At the time, Allison was responding to an incident with emergency lights activated on his 2010 Crown Victoria. The teen was charged with violating “duty of a driver on approach of an emergency vehicle,” Pennsylvania Vehicle Code 3325A. Both …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
As March comes to a close, here's a look at the 10 most-read stories on our site this month.
Here's a look back at some of the most popular stories we covered this month on Lower Providence Patch. 1. UPDATE: Audubon Bank Robber Captured in Under an Hour – It's not surprising that a bank robbery in Audubon and that suspect's capture not an hour later was of great interest to Patch readers. 2. Lower Providence Properties Up For Sale at Sheriff's Auction – A list of local properties up for sale at auction drew plenty of interest from neighbors. 3. Methacton Superintendent Dr. Timothy Quinn Resigns – Both Quinn and Dr. Diane Barrie, the district’s Director of Curriculum, resigned amid allegations the two were engaged in a relationship in violation of the Pennsylvania Public School Code. 4. February Health Inspections for Lower …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A roundup of some stories from around the wider area that you may have missed during the past week.
Friday, March 15, 2013
A medical helicopter was called to evacuate an injured victim.
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Friday, March 15
Power was out Friday evening in the neighborhood of N. Whitehall Road and W. Marshall Street after a car struck a utility pole at Whitehall and Lynn roads. A medical helicopter was requested to the scene to evacuate at least one injured victim. This is a developing story.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
No charges have been filed yet in the Monday afternoon crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman while she was jogging in Limerick Township.
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Tuesday, March 5
District Attorney Risa Ferman's office has begun an investigation into a fatal crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman on Monday. Merinda Thompson was jogging when she was struck from behind by a green Ford Focus driven by an unidentified 18-year-old man. Visit Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch for full coverage.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A meteor reportedly caused untold damage and injury to eastern Russia today when it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
Space.com is reporting that a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere over eastern Russia over the Urals Mountains early Friday morning U.S. time and the sonic boom from the event shattered windows and caused damaged to buildings. According to Fox News, Russian officials are reporting over 400 people injured as a result of the event, primarily from broken glass shattered in the sonic boom. "I was driving to work," 36-year-old Viktor Prokofiev, a resident of Yekaterinburg, told Reuters. "It was quite dark, but it suddenly became as bright as if it was day." As of this posting, no fatalities have been reported in the event. Videos of the event have turned up all over YouTube this morning from users in the affected areas. You can view some of …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Benjamin Kane is being charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with the October Turnpike crash that killed West Norriton man Michael SanFelice.
According to The Times Herald, 34-year-old Benjamin Joseph Kane waived his Wednesday hearing in an Oreland district court and charges of vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault ond others were held in connection with the Oct. 22, 2012 Turnpike crash that took the life of PennDOT worker Michael SanFelice. Kane, of West Conshohocken, is accused of crashing his truck into a work zone on the Turnpike and killing 66-year-old Michael SanFelice, of West Norriton, who was working on the scene. According to the Herald, prosecutors may argue that Kane, who was operating with a suspended license at the time of the crash, was texting on his cell phone at the time of the accident. Kane's arraignment is reportedly scheduled for March. Read more about…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Brittney Yvonne Wallace-Johnson, 22, is facing multiple charges after a crash she was involved in ignited a car fire and shut down a busy intersection Thursday morning.
According to Lower Providence Police, both parties in a vehicle crash that ignited a car fire and shut down the intersection at Trooper and Egypt roads Thursday morning are facing legal repercussions as a result. Police reports indicate that the accident was caused when 38-year-old Ricardo Hernandez, of Norristown, attempted to make a left turn from westbound Egypt Road into the parking lot of the Arby's at that intersection when his maroon Ford Escort was struck by a Silver Chevy Malibu being driven by 22-year-old Brittney Yvonne Wallace-Johnson, also of Norristown. Wallace-Johnson was travelling eastbound on Egypt at what witnesses say was a high rate of speed. Police and EMS reportedly arrived on the scene and found Hernandez bleeding …