Girl Injured in Friday Upper Pottsgrove Incident

Upper Pottsgrove police officers (at top) take measurements Friday morning on Gilbertsville Road

Girl Injured in Friday Upper Pottsgrove Incident
A Goodwill ambulance leaves the scene with the victim, headed for Allentown

UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – A 14-year-old-girl was injured in a car-pedestrian accident Friday (June 18, 2021) around 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of Gilbertsville Road and Cherrytree Lane in Upper Pottsgrove Township, according to its police officers at the scene. Although the extent of her injuries were not described, police said the girl was conscious and talking when they arrived.

Girl Injured in Friday Upper Pottsgrove Incident
A sign marks the trail crossing at Gilbertsville Road and Cherrytree Lane in Upper Pottsgrove

She was transported by Goodwill Ambulance for medical treatment to a Lehigh Valley Health Network facility in Allentown, they added.

The girl was walking across Gilbertsville Road as the car passed by. Police said they have yet to determine if she was, at the time, within the pedestrian crosswalk between Cherrytree Lane and an Althouse Arboretum trail on the opposite side of Gilbertsville Road. Identities and addresses for the victim and the car’s driver were not immediately available, as police continued their investigation. No citations were issued at the scene, they noted.

Montgomery County emergency dispatchers, in notifications to first responders, stated a caller at the location who reported the incident was identified as a retired police officer.

Responding to the incident, in addition to Goodwill and two Upper Pottgrove patrol units, were volunteers from the Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue Company, Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company, Gilbertsville Area Community Ambulance Service, and Gilbertsville fire police.

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