Troopers Attend Two Upper Hanover Accidents, Minutes Apart

UPPER HANOVER PA – Opposite ends of James Road in Upper Hanover Township were the scenes of two separate and unrelated motor vehicle accidents that occurred only 13 minutes apart on the same day, Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack reported Monday (Dec. 28, 2021).

The first accident, on Dec. 22 (Wednesday), occurred at 7:02 a.m. and involved two vehicles at the intersection of James Road and Geryville Pike. The second, involving only one vehicle, occurred at 7:15 a.m. on James Road just east of its intersection with East 6th Street. The same state police unit investigated both incidents.

No one was reported injured in either mishap. Weather-related road conditions in at least one of the accidents were described as “icy.”

At James Road and Geryville Pike

Troopers said a 69-year-old Sellersville woman was driving a 2018-model Subaru Crosstrek north on Geryville Pike, just before James Road, and came to a stop for traffic already waiting at a stop sign. The second driver, a 24-year-old man also from Sellersville driving a 2004 Lexus GS300, was traveling behind the Subaru and was unable to stop. Troopers said the Lexus hit the Subaru from the rear.

The Lexus “then became disabled in the middle of the roadway, with its front end underneath the rear end” of the Subaru, troopers reported. The Lexus had to be towed from the scene. Its driver was cited for following too closely.

At James Road near East 6th Street

In the second accident, troopers said a 25-year-old Perkiomenville man was driving a 2007-model GMC Sierra southbound on James, just after St. Pauls Church Road, when he “lost control” of the vehicle. As the Sierra driver “attempted to negotiate the left hand turn in the roadway,” they wrote, the vehicle “began to slide to the left and start to go sideways down the road.”

It slid off the road, turned onto its drivers’ side, and came to rest. The Sierra was towed from the scene. Its driver was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.

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