Two 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 was advised by police dispatch of a report of a second vehicle crash, being reported in the same area.  Upon arrival it was determined that there were two separate vehicle crashes and that this crash was not involved in the first crash.  This crash was found to be in the left lane of Route 422 east and MM 173.3.  The one operator advised police that she was having stomach pain.  Goodwill Ambulance was requested to respond.  Route 422 east was closed to all traffic at Route 724 by Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Police at the request of North Coventry Twp. Police.  Police investigation revealed that both Units were traveling east on Route 422 in the left lane.  Unit #2, operated by Brianna D. Winter-Smith, of Boyertown, was in front of Unit #1, operated by Ashley N. Heffner, of Boyertown.  In the area of Route 422 east and MM 173.3, Unit #2 stopped for stopped traffic in front of her.  Unit #1 was traveling at a speed that was greater than was reasonable and prudent for the conditions that existed, attempted to stop, skidding 82 feet, and striking the rearend of Unit #2.  Unit #1 sustained functional frontend damage and was driven from the scene.  Unit #2 sustained functional rearend damage and was towed from the scene.  Opr. #2 was transported to the Pottstown Hospital by Goodwill Ambulance for treatment.  No other injuries were reported at the time of the crash.  Opr. #1 was cited for PMVC 3361 Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.  This area of Route 422 was closed for approximately one hour while the two vehicle crashes were investigated.  North Coventry Twp. Police was assisted by the Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Police Department and the Sanatoga Fire Police and Sanatoga Fire Co.   

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:18am

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Route 422 east
MM 173.3
Pottstown, PA 19465