Two Vehicles Damaged in Pottstown Accident Saturday

POTTSTOWN PA – No one was injured, but two vehicles involved Saturday (Feb. 5, 2022) night in an accident at the intersection of North Keim and Jackson streets in Pottstown were too damaged to be driven away, borough police reported. Both were towed from the scene.

Two Vehicles Damaged in Pottstown Accident Saturday

Montgomery County emergency dispatchers said the accident occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. The vehicles – a Jeep Patriot (above) headed west on Jackson, and a Mercedes C300 sedan (at top) northbound on North Keim – crashed at the center of the intersection, police said. Citations for traffic offenses are expected to be filed against one of the drivers, they added.

The impact of the collision caused the Jeep to incur substantial damage to its front end, and also sent the Mercedes hood-first into the base of a tree along the North Keim Street frontage of Brookside Country Club.

As police conducted their investigation a small group of people stood not far from the Mercedes, near ornamental shrubbery at the edge of the golf course, wearing coats and blankets around their shoulders to ward off the cold. The National Weather Service reported the temperature in Pottstown at the time of the accident was 19 degrees.

Fire police at the scene blocked and re-routed traffic at North Keim intersections with Wilson and Morris streets, and Jackson intersections with Henry and North Price streets. Fluids that drained onto the highway, and a field of scattered debris, both required clean-up work (below).

Two Vehicles Damaged in Pottstown Accident Saturday

Responding to the incident in addition to several Pottstown police units were the members of, and equipment from, the Pottstown Fire Department, Ringing Hill Fire Company fire police, and Hawk’s Towing and Recovery of Gilbertsville.

Emergency dispatchers said the scene was cleared and all roads re-opened at 9:31 p.m.

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