One vehicle crash
On 1/20/18, North Coventry Twp. Police responded to the area of Route 422 east and MM 173.4 on the report of a one vehicle crash in the construction zone. While enroute to this crash North Coventry Twp. Police were advised by police dispatch of a report of a second vehicle crash, in the same area. Upon arrival it was determined that there was two separate vehicle crashes and that this crash was not involved in the second crash. Police investigation revealed that Unit #1, operated by Julio A. Martinez, of Palmerton, was traveling east on Route 422 in the right lane. In the area of MM 173.4 the passenger's rear tire of Unit #1 deflated causing Opr. #1 to lose control. Unit #1 traveled across the left lane and struck the center concrete barrier. Opr. #1 was able to regain control and stopped Unit #1 in the right lane. Unit #1 sustained disabling damage to the driver's side tires and wheel rims. Unit #1 was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported at the time of the crash. This area of Route 422 was closed for approximately one hour while the two vehicle crashes were investigated. North Coventry Twp. Police were assisted by the Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Police Department and the Sanatoga Fire Police and Sanatoga Fire Co.