Monday Crash Slightly Injures Pottstown Man

SANATOGA PA – A Pottstown man received minor injuries early Monday morning (Oct. 7, 2019) as the result of a single vehicle crash (at top) that occurred at the intersection of North Pleasant View Road and Welsh Drive in Sanatoga, near Coventry Christian Academy, the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department reported on its CrimeWatch website.

The driver of a silver-colored Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 67-year-old Carl DeBoard, reportedly fell asleep at the steering wheel of the moving vehicle, the department stated. It left the shoulder of North Pleasant View’s southbound lane, and ran into a PECO utility pole. DeBoard, who police said incurred minor injuries to his extremities, refused medical care.

DeBoard was following a friend on North Pleasant View at 2:51 a.m. when the mishap occurred. There was no indication that traffic citations, if any, were issued.

The accident partially blocked the southbound lane until the car was towed away. Sanatoga Fire Company volunteers and a Goodwill Ambulance crew were dispatched to the scene.

Mentioned at board meeting

The accident was the subject of a brief conversation Monday night during the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Commissioner Robert Mohollen and others noted the fire company had responded twice for emergencies between Sunday night and Monday morning: to the North Pleasant View incident, and earlier on a Montgomery County dispatchers’ call for its fire police on U.S. Route 422 in West Pottsgrove Township.

The willingness of Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire company volunteers to respond to emergency needs at all hours “isn’t lost on us, and is greatly appreciated,” Mohollen said.

Photos from Lower Pottsgrove police