Car-Truck Crash Friday in Sanatoga Closed Traffic Lanes
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Both drivers involved Friday (May 13, 2022) at 3:25 p.m. in a two-vehicle collision on the 2200 block of East High Street in Sanatoga village (at top and above) declined treatment from Goodwill and Trappe emergency medical responders on the scene, Lower Pottsgrove police reported.
Damages to the vehicles were extensive. The crash also brought down a township-owned decorative street light.
The accident occurred on the street’s north side, in part against the brick wall that lines the sidewalk frontage of the Fresenius Kidney Care Center at 2223 E. High St. and directly across from the Sanatoga Fire Company firehouse. Involved were a dark-colored four-door Hyundai Elantra, and a utility truck bearing the name and logo of Inspire Contracting and Home Improvement LLC, the website for which said its main office is located in Mohnton PA.
The wall itself was visibly damaged.
Several police units were at the site, and officers at the time were compiling information for their reports. Neither of the drivers, the sole occupants of their respective vehicles, were identified. No descriptions of the accident’s cause or how it occurred were immediately available, and it is unknown if any driver was issued citations.
The vehicles appeared to have been headed eastbound on East High at the time. The impact between the two was sufficient to have deployed safety air bags in both vehicles, and disabled them enough to require towing. The sound of the crash brought out several Fresenius employees, most dressed in medical clothing. They surveyed the wreckage from the center’s parking lot, several feet above street level.
The accident and responder activity made part of westbound East High, as well as a portion of southbound North Pleasant View Road at its intersection with East High, unusable during the period. Those and other issues presented workday-end traffic congestion for fire police (above). They were solved with several detours and re-routes.
Some passer-by drivers created their own remedies. Many joined traffic moving to and from East High to South Pleasant View Road by crossing through the Sanatoga Village shopping center parking lot.
Responding to Montgomery County emergency dispatchers’ calls to the scene were, in addition to police, the township assistant fire marshal, firefighters from the Sanatoga and Ringing Hills fire companies, ambulances from Goodwill in Pottstown and Trappe Fire Company’s Limerick Division, fire police from Sanatoga and Ringing Hill, and two units from Hawk’s Towing and Recovery of Gilbertsville.
Dispatchers said all responders were returned to their stations by 4:27 p.m.
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