Citations Issued After 476 Accident in Lower Salford

LOWER SALFORD PA – Several traffic citations were issued Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2022), court records show, against a 28-year-old Malvern man whose car crashed on the Interstate 476 northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike within Lower Salford Township. The incident was documented in a report by Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop T Barracks in King of Prussia.

Troopers said the crash occurred New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) at 2:30 a.m. on southbound lanes of the Turnpike near mile-marker A31.3. They reported the man “for unknown reasons” lost control of the 2019-model Nissan Sentra he was driving and struck the center concrete barrier, “causing disabling damage to its left front side.” After the impact, the car came to rest on the road’s left shoulder.

Troopers later determined no one had been injured in the accident. When they initially arrived, however, the driver “was not on (the) scene.”

The man was cited twice for failure to immediately notify a police department of an accident, and once each for failure to give information and render aid, depositing waste or other material on a highway, failure to say within highway lanes, and driving at an unsafe speed. All are answerable in the Red Hill PA courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Maureen C. Coggins.

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