Vehicles Collide on Route 100 in Upper Pottsgrove

UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – A three-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday (Jan. 12, 2023) at about 10:55 a.m. on northbound Route 100, just south of West Moyer Road in Upper Pottsgrove Township, required two cars to be towed due to significant damage. The third was able to be driven away, township police said.

No one appeared injured as a result of the crash, but an Upper Pottsgrove officer investigating the incident said a medical problem incurred by one of the drivers may have been a contributing factor in the incident. Goodwill Ambulance emergency medical services personnel attended to that driver’s condition at the scene.

No citations were issued, police added.

Vehicles Collide on Route 100 in Upper Pottsgrove

The accident occurred, police said, as a Jeep Liberty sports utility vehicle (at top) was following a Ford Edge (above) on Route 100 in its northbound lanes. They indicated the Jeep driver seemed to become ill as the vehicles approached the traffic light at the intersection. The Jeep collided with the rear of the Ford, and the front of the Ford hit a third vehicle stopped at the light, police noted.

The third vehicle incurred only minor rear-end damage, they added. The Ford front end incurred less severe damage than its rear. Montgomery County emergency dispatchers also reported the Ford electronically alerted them that its airbags had been deployed. The Jeep front end was heavily damaged.

Vehicles Collide on Route 100 in Upper Pottsgrove

Responding to the incident in addition to township police cruisers and the ambulance crew were volunteers from the Upper Pottsgrove and Gilbertsville fire companies. Firefighters cleaned a substantial amount of debris from the road surface, and also treated spilled fluids with an absorbent (above).

Fire police units also responded. Route 100 northbound traffic for a short time was limited to a single lane in the area nearest the accident. Traffic on West Moyer Road bound for Route 100 was diverted north on Cross Road.

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