Dump Truck Accident Occurs Early Thursday on 422 East
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Fire police detoured westbound U.S. Route 422 traffic off the highway at its Sanatoga interchange Thursday (June 11, 2020) shortly after 2:40 a.m., and the road later was briefly closed in both directions, so first responders could deal with what was reported to be an overturned dump truck (above and at top) at eastbound Mile Marker 175, just west of the Sanatoga Road overpass.
Initial emergency dispatches reported there were injuries involved, but that could not be confirmed at the scene. Police and other responders, who awaited the arrival of three heavy towing units to help remove the truck, were still gathering information and could not immediately offer details about what happened.
The truck was headed eastbound, according to one dispatch, and at the scene appeared to have collided with a guardrail on its left lane and median. The highway was wet at the time, and a moderate rain continued to fall as responders worked. Other eastbound traffic for a period was allowed to pass slowly by the wreckage on the right lane and its shoulder.
Responding to calls for assistance from Montgomery County Public Safety were volunteers from the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire companies, Lower Pottsgrove police, and fire police from Ringing Hill, Sanatoga, Limerick, West End in Stowe, Pottstown, and Upper Pottsgrove.
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