Troopers Investigate Limerick, Skippack Crashes

SKIPPACK PA – No one was injured in a three-motor-vehicle accident that occurred early Thursday (Nov. 3, 2022) morning on U.S. Route 422 in Limerick Township. However, a separate and unrelated two-vehicle accident 10 hours later, on Skippack Pike in Skippack Township, resulted in a suspected minor injury to one of the drivers. Both incidents were investigated by Pennsylvania State Police.

Three-vehicle crash in Limerick

Troopers from the Skippack Barracks of Troop K said the three-vehicle crash occurred at 6:49 a.m. at mile marker 180.4 of eastbound Route 422.

The incident began, they reported, when a 21-year-old King of Prussia man, driving a 2018-model BMW 340I, was headed east in the left lane of 422. His vehicle was at the head of a line of the three. It, and the car in the middle – a 2020-model Hyundai Elantra driven by a 48-year-old Royersford man – both started to slow down due to traffic conditions.

At the back of the line was the third vehicle, a 2017-model Ford F250 Supercab pick-up truck driven by a 37-year-old Pottstown man. He failed to slow his truck, troopers alleged, and struck the Hyundai from the rear. The Hyundai, in turn, truck the BMW.

Both the BMW and the Hyundai sustained disabling denting and damage. They were removed from the scene by Wynne’s Towing. The Ford pick-up received only minor denting and damage. The Ford driver was cited for following too closely.

No injuries were reported. All three drivers, troopers noted, were wearing lap and shoulder safety belts at the time.

Two vehicle crash in Skippack

Later the same day (Nov. 3) a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:09 p.m. again required a response from Troop K, to Skippack Pike at its intersection with Stump Hall Road.

Troopers said a 2013-model Hyundai Sonata, driven by a 44-year-old Royersford woman, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. The second vehicle, a 2007-model Audi RS4 driven by a 49-year-old Schwenksville man, was traveling east on Skippack Pike and was approaching the intersection. The crash occurred, troopers reported, as the Sonata turned left onto Skippack Pike “without proper clearance.”

The Sonata turned in front of the Audi. The Audi struck the front driver-side door of the Sonata with its front end. Both units suffered disabling damage, and came to final rest in the area of the crash.

Troopers said the Royersford river of the Sonata incurred a suspected minor injury, and was transported by Skippack emergency medical services personnel to Grandview Hospital for treatment. Both drivers were wearing lap and shoulder safety belts during the accident, troopers said.

The Sonata driver was later cited for failing to make a proper left turn.

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