Troopers Investigate Union Township Hit-Run Accident

UNION TOWNSHIP PA – A 34-year-old Elverson woman is being investigated, but has not yet been charged, for her potential involvement in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Union Township, Berks County, according to a Friday (Sept. 23, 2022) report from Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop L Barracks in Reading.

Troopers said the accident took place Sept. 13 (Tuesday) at about 4:07 p.m. in a parking lot on the 100 block of Center Road. The woman’s vehicle, a 2010-model Mazda, was parked in the lot when it was approached by a ranger from French Creek State Park, driving a marked park ranger truck, troopers wrote. The ranger parked behind the Mazda and sought “to address the operator and occupants,” they added.

The car “immediately began backing up,” the report stated, and struck the ranger truck’s “rear bed, tail light, and bumper with the car’s driver-side mirror and fender.” The ranger was not injured. The Mazda driver “fled the area,” it stated.

Troopers said they initially obtained only a partial vehicle registration for the Mazda, but indicated they later identified its driver during their “ongoing” investigation.

Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is asked to contact Tpr. Ryan Swartz at the Reading barracks, 610-378-4002.

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