Troopers: Car Hit Sign, Twice, in Same Accident

UPPER MERION PA – A male driver from Pottstown escaped injury in a single-vehicle accident that occurred “during heavy rain” on Interstate 276, Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop T Barracks in King of Prussia reported Monday (Sept. 12, 2022). He was wearing lap and shoulder safety belts when their incident occurred, troopers added.

The 55-year-old man was driving a 2013-model Volkswagen Passat through the inclement weather Tuesday (Sept. 6) at 6:08 a.m., headed eastbound in the right lane on the interstate at Mile Marker 328.8 in Upper Merion Township, when his vehicle “spun out of control,” according to the troopers’ report.

The Pottstown driver’s car struck the mile marker sign, and the impact “sent it flying through the air,” they said. Then the sign landed, in the middle of the right lane, where it was struck again by the same car, the report stated.

The event caused “disabling damage” to the Passat. No citations were issued.

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