Two vehicle crash

On 12/07/2019 at 1358 hrs. NCPD responded to the Route 422 west on ramp from Route 724 on the report of a two vehicle crash.  Upon police arrival both vehicles were found to be off to the north side of the highway with both operators standing outside of their vehicles talking.  Police were advised that no one was injured.  Police investigation revealed that both units were traveling on the Route 422 west on ramp from Route 724.  Unit #2, operated by Charles Preston, of Pottstown, was in front of unit #1, operated by Aria Dopwell, of Phoenixville.  Unit #2 stopped at the end of the ramp waiting to merge with traffic.  Unit #1 did follow unit #2 at a distance that was closer than was reasonable and prudent for the speed and conditions that existed.  Unit #1 failed to stop and struck unit #2 from behind.  Unit #1 sustained disabling front end damage and was towed from the scene.  Unit #2 sustained functional rear end damage and was driven from the scene.  No injuries were reported at the time of the crash.  Opr. #1 was cited for PMVC 3310 following too closely. 

Incident Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:58pm

Incident Type:

Reference ID: 
20191207M7639

Location: 

Route 422 west on ramp
Route 724
Pottstown, PA 19465