South Coventry Crash Reported Monday by Troopers

SOUTH COVENTRY PA – A 59-year-old Pottstown woman was cited for improperly moving a stopped vehicle following a two-vehicle crash on Route 100, also known as Pottstown Pike, just south of Cadmus Road in South Coventry Township, Pennsylvania State Police reported Monday (May 2, 2022) from the Troop J Barracks in Embreeville.

No one was injured in the April 21 (Thursday) incident, troopers stated, but a 2016-model Toyota Corolla being driven by the woman “received disabling damages to its front end” and was towed from the scene. Both drivers were wearing lap and shoulder safety belts at the time, according to the report.

Troopers said the Corolla driven by the woman was “stopped directly behind” a 2016-model Western Star 4700 truck being driven by a 56-year-old man, also listed with a Pottstown address. Both were “at a properly functioning red light controlling the intersection of Pottstown Pike and Cadmus Road,” they added, when the woman “accelerated forward, believing the traffic light had turned green.”

The Corolla struck the truck from the rear. The truck “received only minor cosmetic damages to its rear end,” troopers wrote, but the car could not be driven and was removed by Lenny’s Auto Service.

The citation was filed with the Pottstown court of Magisterial District Justice John A. Hipple, troopers said.

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