Two Cars Disabled, No One Injured, in Ridge Road Accident

WARWICK PA – Two cars were disabled, and one driver was cited by Pennsylvania State Police, following a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Ridge and Mount Pleasant roads in Warwick Township, Chester County, west of Bucktown. No one was injured, troopers from the Troop J Barracks in Embreeville reported Wednesday (June 22, 2022).

Troopers said a 31-year-old New Holland woman was driving a 2014-model Ford Escape east on Ridge Road during June 17 (Friday) at 10:14 a.m., and was approaching its intersection with Mount Pleasant Road. She “pulled her vehicle off to the right side of the roadway to attempt to make a U-turn and travel west on Ridge Pike,” they stated.

At the same time, a 63-year-old Elverson woman was also headed eastbound on Ridge Road, behind the Ford Escape, in a 2013-model BMW X3. The New Holland woman turned the Escape and “drove across the eastbound lane of travel, directly in front of” the BMW, according to the report. The BMW driver “attempted to avoid striking” the Escape by “swerving into the westbound lane of traffic.”

The BMW’s passenger-side front end struck the Escape’s driver-side front end and front tire, troopers said. The BMW “continued moving after the initial impact,” they added, and then “struck the guard rail on the left side of the roadway with its front end.”

Ridge Fire Company No. 1 of Spring City responded to the scene. Both vehicles sustained disabling damages and were towed away. Both drivers were wearing lap and shoulder seat belts, state police noted. They cited the New Holland driver for improperly moving a stopped or parked vehicle.

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