UNION TOWNSHIP PA – Two separate and unrelated single-vehicle accidents, both of which occurred Saturday (April 29, 2023) on East Main Street in Union Township and both of which involved Douglassville residents, were investigated by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop L Barracks in Reading.
An accident at 8:03 a.m.
The first incident, according to the troopers’ Sunday (April 30) reports, occurred at 8:03 a.m. on East Main Street just west of Center Road. A 1997-model Jeep Wrangler driven by a 26-year-old Douglassville man crashed as it was traveling north on the highway and attempted to negotiate a right curve on the road.
Troopers said the driver saw a vehicle turning left in front of him from the northbound travel lane “but was going too fast to slow down.” The driver applied his brakes “but they locked up on the wet roadway,” they wrote, causing the Jeep to “slide off the right side of the north lane and strike a tree head-on.”
The driver was not injured, but the vehicle “sustained disabling damage.” It was removed by Hawk’s Towing. The driver was cited for driving improperly on roadways laned for traffic.
An accident at 5:44 p.m.
The second incident, troopers said, occurred at 5:44 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Main Street. A 2004-model Ford F-150XLT pick-up truck driven by a 49-year-old Douglassville man was traveling west on the highway and attempted to negotiate a left-hand turn. The driver “lost control” of the vehicle, which “crashed into two mailboxes” and then “rolled over onto its roof,” troopers stated.
The driver was not injured, they added. The truck “sustained disabling damage to its front, top, and sides,” and was removed from the scene by Douglassville Auto Body. Assisting at the scene were fire police volunteers of the Monarch Fire Company. The driver was cited for driving improperly on roadways laned for traffic.
Graphic from the Pennsylvania State Police