Dispatchers: Car Rolled Five Times in 422 Accident
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – An accident involving two motor vehicles, which occurred Wednesday (June 23, 2021) near mid-day on eastbound U.S. Route 422 between Porter and South Pleasant View roads, caused a car to roll over as many as five times on the highway and its south shoulder, witnesses told Montgomery County emergency dispatchers.
The first vehicle was identified at the scene as a four-door BMW sedan. An identification for the second vehicle was unavailable; it apparently did not stop and continued to head east, dispatchers indicated.
It is unknown if any occupants of either vehicle were injured. Because the incident was under investigation at the time, Lower Pottsgrove police officers said they could not release information until their report was completed.
Along the road’s shoulder, freshly made bumper-sized scrapes into the weeds and underlying soil were evident at several points.
Dispatchers’ notes stated the accident was reported at 11:50 a.m., and that emergency medical services personnel would be required. They also sent Sanatoga Fire Company apparatus, and Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire police units, to the scene. The assembled volunteers and their trucks formed a barrier (below) in the eastbound highway’s right lane before and just beyond where the BMW came to rest.
Traffic was backed up from the eastbound 422 ramp at Armand Hammer Boulevard to west of South Pleasant View Road for a total of about 45 minutes until the wreckage was cleared.
The Post will update this story as new information becomes available.
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