Two Old Skippack Road Accidents Occur Within 4 Days

UPPER SALFORD PA – Two separate and unrelated motor vehicle accidents on Old Skippack Road in Upper Salford Township occurred only four days and slightly more than a half-mile apart, according to public information releases distributed Friday (Aug. 27, 2021) by Pennsylvania State Police out of the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

The first accident happened Aug. 15 (Sunday) at the corner of Old Skippack and Bergey roads; the second, on Aug. 18 (Wednesday) in the 1300 block of Old Skippack Rd., northwest of the Quarry Road intersection. Both involved injuries, troopers said.

At Old Skippack and Bergey roads

Troopers reported a 76-year-old Perkiomenville man was behind the wheel Aug. 15 at 5:40 p.m. of a 1991 Chevrolet Corvette “traveling west on Old Skippack Rd.” A Schwenksville man, age 48, driving a 2009 Honda Fit, attempted to turn from Bergey Road left onto Old Skippack and head east. The Schwenksville driver, however, “proceeded without proper clearance,” troopers said, and the Corvette struck the Honda.

The Corvette driver sustained what troopers described as a “possible injury” but was not transported to a medical facility for care. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, they added, and both vehicles needed to be towed from the scene.

The Schwenksville driver was cited for failure to obey stop signs and yield signs.

In the 1300 block of Old Skippack Road

In a single-vehicle crash that occurred three days later, on Aug. 18 at 4:29 p.m. in the 1300 block of Old Skippack Road, troopers reported a 25-year-old Pennsburg woman driving a 2006 Hyundai Elantra was traveling south when the car “ran off the roadway” and “into a ditch.” To extricate the vehicle, the driver “overcompensated and turned the wheel hard to the left.”

The vehicle then “exited the ditch” and “crossed both lanes of Old Skippack Road.” It came to rest against “a bush on the opposite side of the roadway,” they noted.

The woman was taken by a Plymouth Ambulance crew to Grand View Hospital with a “suspected minor injury,” the report stated. She was cited for improperly driving on roadways laned for traffic, it added.

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