Driver Injures Head Sunday in One-Car Accident
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A single-car motor vehicle accident (above and at bottom) that occurred Sunday afternoon (Jan. 17, 2021) at 1:16 p.m. on North Keim Street, just north of Brooke Road, left its male driver with a moderate head injury that was treated at the scene (below) by a Goodwill Ambulance crew. Lower Pottsgrove police indicated he might later be transported to Pottstown Hospital for observation.
Police investigating the incident said the driver of the gray-colored Nissan 300ZX failed to negotiate a curve as his car climbed the North Keim hill near its intersection with Brooke.
Because the investigation was in progress, the driver’s name was not immediately available.
An investigator pointed to tire marks on the roadway and tracks on an adjacent lawn to show where the car had left the highway, traveled a distance, and then struck a utility pole on North Keim’s east side. The body of the car’s right side was partially wrapped around the pole.
Police said the driver’s injury apparently occurred when his head hit the car’s rear-view mirror as a result of the impact.
Neighbors emerged from nearby homes to watch first responders work. A portion of North Keim was closed in both directions for a period of time by fire police, who detoured traffic to other routes. Electrical power to some neighboring homes was cut as a result of the crash, police later indicated; a Met-Ed crew was called to restore service.
Responding to the emergency in addition to police and medical services personnel were volunteers of the Ringing Hill Fire Company, its fire police units, and a tow truck from Sanatoga Auto Body.
Photos by The Post