Troopers: Truck Hit House in Speed-Related Accident

Two separate and unrelated motor vehicle accidents reported Tuesday (May 24, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police led them to issue citations to drivers from Pennsburg and Valley Forge for traffic-related offenses. No one was injured in either incident, but in one collision a truck struck a house, and in the other the force of impact disabled the vehicles involved.

Traveling too fast

WASHINGTON PA – A 19-year-old male driver from Pennsburg was ticketed for exceeding maximum speed limits, state police from the Troop L Barracks in Reading said, following a single-vehicle accident Sunday (May 22) at 6:43 a.m. on the 1700 block of County Line Road, Washington Township, Berks County. Troopers reported the pick-up truck he was operating struck a house.

The crash occurred as the Pennsburg driver traveled southbound on County Line Road in a 1999-model Chevrolet Silverado, and “began to negotiate a right-hand curve.” The truck was “traveling at a speed too fast” to make the curve, and “began to leave the roadway” onto its east berm, troopers stated.

The truck “struck a fence on the east berm of County Line Road,” troopers wrote, and “then struck a house” also located on the east berm. The truck came to rest “at its final point of impact with the house, facing south” on the berm.

Neither the driver or a passenger, an 18-year-old woman, were injured, according to the report.

Following too closely

BRISTOL PA – After an accident that occurred Friday (May 20) at 4:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 95 at mile-marker 42.2 in Bristol Township, Bucks County, troopers from the Troop T Barracks in King of Prussia said they ticketed a 69-year-old Valley Forge man for following too closely.

The Valley Forge driver was operating a 2015-model Ford Explorer as the crash occurred, according to the report. Both he and a 20-year-old male Freehold NJ driver of a 2015 Jeep Cherokee “were traveling in the right lane” of the highway, with the Ford behind the Jeep, it stated.

The Jeep driver “braked abruptly for a vehicle that suddenly slowed ahead,” troopers wrote. The Valley Forge driver “failed to stop in time, striking the rear” of the Jeep and “causing disabling damage to both vehicles,” they added.

The drivers were the sole occupants of their vehicles. The report said no one was injured.

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