Three Vehicle Crash

On 11/20/18 at 1732 hours the North Coventry Twp. Police Department responded to the area of Route 422 west and MM 172.6 on the report of a three vehicle crash.  All three units were traveling west on Route 422 in the left lane.  Unit #3, operated by Mackenzie V. Lynch, of Collegeville PA., was in front of unit #2, operated by Rachel L. Michalczyk, of Reading PA., and unit #2 was in front of unit #1, operated by Dennis L. Wahl, of Mohnton PA.  In the area of Route 422 west and MM 172.6 traffic suddenly slowed to a stop due to heavy traffic.  Units #2 and #3 were able to stop without incident.  Unit #1 did follow unit #2 at a distance that was closer than was reasonable and prudent for the speed and conditions that existed and was unable to stop at a safe distance.  Unit #1 then struck unit #2 from behind, pushing unit #2 into the rear end of unit #3.  Unit #1 sustained functional front end damage and was driven from the scene.  Unit #2 sustained disabling rear and front end damage.  Unit #3 sustained disabling rear end damage.  Units #2, #3, were towed from the scene.  Opr. #2 and Opr. #3 were seen by Goodwill Ambulance at the scene.  Opr. #2 refused transportation to a hospital.  Opr. #3 was transported to the Pottstown Hospital by Goodwill Ambulance for treatment.  Opr. #1 was cited for PMVC 3310(a) Following Too Closely.  North Coventry Police were assisted by the Norco Fire Co., and Norco Fire Police.      

Incident Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:23pm

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

20181120M5840

Location: 

Route 422 west
MM 172.6
Pottstown, PA 19465