Boyertown Man Cited for Unsafe Speed After Crash

EARL TOWNSHIP PA – A 38-year-old Boyertown man has been issued two citations after his 2008-model BMW sedan crashed into a tree while he was driving on Longview Road, south of Shenkel Road, in Earl Township, Pennsylvania State Police reported Sunday (Feb. 5, 2023).

The driver and sole occupant possibly suffered an injury, troopers from the Troop L Barracks in Reading said, but he was not treated at the scene and was not taken to a medical facility, the report indicated.

Troopers said the Boyertown driver was traveling Jan. 25 (Wednesday) at 2:13 p.m. north on Longview Road, about 300 feet south of Shenkel Road, when he “attempted to negotiate a right-hand turn.” The BMW was “traveling too fast for the snow that was on the roadway,” troopers observed, “and slid off the roadway.” The car then “struck a tree on the left side” of the highway, they added.

The car was significantly damaged, and was removed from the scene by Harner’s Towing.

Troopers charged the Boyertown operator with driving under a suspended or revoked license, and for driving the vehicle at an unsafe speed. Citations were filed with the magisterial district court in Hamburg PA.

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