One vehicle crash
On 1/24/18 at 1141 hrs. the North Coventry Twp. Police Dept. responded to the area of Route 724 west and Laurelwood Rd. on the report of a one vehicle crash into a utility pole. Unit #1, operated by Evan S. Hollenbach, of Reading, was traveling west on Route 724. In the area of Route 724 east of Laurelwood Rd., Opr. #1 was looking down inside his vehicle, with careless disregard for the safety of persons or property, and drifted off the north side of the highway, striking utility pole #987. Unit #1 sustained disabling passenger's front and side damage. No injuries were reported at the time of the crash and Unit #1 was towed from the scene. Peco was advised of the utility pole strike and requested to check the utility pole for structural damage.