LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – No one was injured in a one-car accident that occurred Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2009) shortly after 4 p.m. on Pruss Hill Road, just west of Schaffer Road across from the Pruss Hill Dam. The east-bound car slid off the south side of the road as it descended the hill at a sharp curve, hit a sign and a guardrail, and ended in a ditch near the west bank of Sanatoga Creek.
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Driver Lindsay Hertweck of Philadelphia, who works in the pharmacy at the Giant Supermarket in Pottstown, said she was on her way home from a friend’s house at the time. As she drove down the hill, she moved her late-model Volkswagen Jetta to the right – the south shoulder of Pruss Hill Road – to avoid an oncoming car, and icy conditions did the rest, she said. The vehicle sustained substantial damage, but Hertweck said she was not hurt.
Township police investigated the incident. One officer demonstrated with his boots how a thin coating of slush on the hill roadway was freezing following the accident.
Rescue teams and fire police from both Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire stations arrived at the scene to assist in removing the car. They detoured traffic around Pruss Hill Road, which was blocked between North Pleasantview and Schaffer roads for about a hour.