One Injured in Monday Accident in Sanatoga
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – One person sustained what police characterized as a “minor injury” accompanied by pain during a two-vehicle accident (at top, above and below) that occurred Monday (Oct. 17, 2022) at 3:36 p.m. at the intersection of East High Street and Sanatoga Road. The injured individual, reported by Montgomery County emergency dispatchers to be a woman, was treated by Goodwill Ambulance personnel at the scene.
Of the two cars involved, Lower Pottsgrove Township Police said, one was traveling east on East High, and the second was approaching the corner from Sanatoga Road when they collided in the middle of the highway. The same intersection, near the former Cutillo’s Restaurant, is the site of several similar accidents each year.
It was raining when the accident took place, and continued to rain as first responders arrived. It is not yet known if weather was a contributing factor. Police were busy at the scene with their investigation and collecting required information for subsequent reports, so few other details were immediately available.
Responding to dispatchers’ calls for assistance were volunteers from Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire companies and their fire police units, two Lower Pottsgrove police patrols, the Goodwill emergency medical services crew, and Hawk’s Towing.
The car that was traveling on Sanatoga Road was moved into the restaurant parking lot, apparently under its own power. The car traveling on East High received disabling front-end damage and remained in the intersection until removed by Hawk’s.
Eastbound traffic on East High was temporarily stopped, and then allowed to pass in a single lane on the north side of the highway. Westbound traffic on East High (at right) also was stopped, and formed a line up the length of the “crooked hill” from which Sanatoga village gets its name, until the second vehicle was towed.
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