Local Driver Uninjured in 4-Vehicle Turnpike Crash

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – A 2018-model Ford F150 pick-up truck being driven by a 34-year-old Pottstown man was one of four vehicles involved in a Friday (Jan. 14, 2022) crash at 4:27 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, state police from the Troop T Barracks in King of Prussia reported.

The Pottstown driver and sole occupant of the pick-up was not injured. Two passengers in one of the other three vehicles did sustain injuries in the crash, troopers said, and were transported to Abington Hospital by an emergency medical services team.

Troopers, in a public information release distributed Tuesday (Jan. 18), wrote that the pick-up and two other vehicles all were traveling in the westbound left lane of the Turnpike at mile-marker 337.4 across Whitemarsh Township.

As the three collectively slowed to comply with traffic conditions, troopers said the pick-up was struck from behind by a fourth vehicle, a 2013-model Ford Explorer driven by a 25-year-old man from Point Pleasant Beach NJ. In a chain reaction that followed, they added, the pick-up then hit a 2018-model Toyota RAV4 in the rear, and it in turn collided with a 2007-model Honda Civic, also in the rear.

Three of the four vehicles, including the pick-up, could not be driven and were towed from the scene.

Only the New Jersey driver was ticketed in the incident. Troopers said he was cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

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