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Township Employee A Victim In Monday Crash

SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove Public Works Supervisor John Fogel “is a little banged up, and he’ll be stiff in the morning,” according to township Manager Ed Wagner, but is “otherwise doing fine” following his involvement in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Monday (Jan. 4, 2015) at 2:47 p.m. at the corner of Buchert Road and Keim Street.

Both Fogel, who was driving a township-owned truck, and another woman driving a minivan – whose name was not yet released by township police – were taken to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for examination and treatment of injuries reported to be minor.

The truck was said to be stopped at the intersection’s traffic light, with Fogel headed westbound, when the minivan apparently struck it from behind at what was alleged to be a significant speed. The bright yellow Ford-model pickup, its doors emblazoned with the township seal, received significant damage to its right rear end. The van was severely damaged in front and on the left passenger side. Police Sgt. Timothy Walters investigated the mishap.

In talking about the accident Monday night following the Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Police Chief Michael Foltz praised the work of the Ringing Hill and Sanatoga fire companies in extricating the female victim from her vehicle. “They did a great job in getting her out quickly,” the chief said.

Walters told The (Pottstown) Mercury newspaper the woman “didn’t remember why she didn’t stop in time,” it reported.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Jan. 4 meeting):

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