Monday Night One-Car Accident Slows 422 West Traffic
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A Monday (Dec. 14, 2020) one-car accident that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on westbound U.S. Route 422, about a quarter-mile east of the Porter Road underpass, brought out Lower Pottsgrove police, Sanatoga firefighters, and Sanatoga and Ringing Hills fire police to help retrieve the vehicle after it went off the highway onto a brush-filled incline.
Few details were immediately available, as police on scene continued their investigation. There was no word regarding who, if anyone, might have been injured, nor was a cause of the accident offered.
Fire police considerably slowed, but did not stop, west-bound 422 traffic that was allowed to pass the scene in the left lane. Its flow was interrupted only to have a tow truck and, later, remaining emergency vehicles, leave the location.
The car, a late-model maroon-colored Chevrolet Malibu (above), veered off the north side of the road before Sprogel’s Run, and missed hitting a right-side guard rail. The car traveled a distance that Montgomery County emergency dispatchers reported as about 25 feet, before coming to rest on the incline surrounded by high weeds and sapling trees.
The car – with engine still running, headlights on, and wipers periodically sweeping across the windshield (at top) – crushed the vegetation beneath its chassis as a winch and chain pulled it out to a tow truck.
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