Two-Car Crash Backed Up 422 Westbound Monday
ACCIDENT SLOWS 422 WEST TRAFFIC – An apparently severe two-car collision (at top and below) occurred Monday night (Jan. 20, 2020) at about 5:45 p.m. against the south-side (left lane) guard rail of westbound U.S. Route 422, just west of its Oaks-Egypt Road interchange in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County dispatchers reported. The incident prompted first responses from several fire companies, emergency medical service providers and ambulances, and law enforcement personnel. Almost all had to reach the scene by traveling east on 422 to the emergency cross-over near the bridge spanning Perkiomen Creek, traverse the median, and then travel west back to the accident. West-bound 422 traffic behind the accident slowed to a crawl, according to news reports, with only the right lane adjacent to the involved vehicles opened intermittently. Traffic, which backed up beyond what is known as the “St. Gabe’s curve,” was halted for intervals so firefighters could remove debris from the highway and have the vehicles towed. Drivers who attempted to exit 422 at the interchange later found themselves waiting for passage on nearby clogged side streets, KYW Newsradio traffic reporters said. No police reports on the incident were available as of Tuesday (Jan. 21) at 6:30 a.m. It is unknown if injuries resulted from the event, to whom, or to what extent.