Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say an Ohio truck driver will receive a $16,557 fine for violating a 10-ton weight limit on Ringhoffer Road, where he allegedly caused an accident.
A Freightliner truck that crashed into a guide rail and bridge on Ringhoffer Road was too heavy to be traveling on the road, Lower Saucon Township Police said in a news release. According to police, the May 17 accident closed the intersection of Easton and Ringhoffer roads for about two-and-a-half hours, and was caused when the driver of the truck "took the wrong route" and couldn't make the turn from Ringhoffer onto Easton, breaking an axle when he crashed. Police identified the Freightliner driver as Lyle Fillmore, 60, of the 400 block of Canal Street, Antwerp, Ohio. Ringhoffer Road is closed to trucks that weigh more than 10 tons, but police said Fillmore's vehicle weighed a total of 76,720 pounds, meaning it was allegedly 56,000 …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are seeking information about a man who was rear-ended by a township dump truck on Bingen Road near Friedensville Road.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating a hit-and-run accident that involved a township public works employee. In a news release police said the accident occured at about 9:40 a.m. April 25, when township dump truck driver Jeremy Frey made contact with the rear bumper of a newer maroon Chevy Tahoe as both vehicles were eastbound on Bingen Road, approaching the intersection with Friedensville Road. Police said the impact occurred "when the Tahoe slowed for traffic," and resulted in "a small scratch approximately 1 inch in length" on the Tahoe's bumper. When the driver of the Tahoe stopped and got out to check the damage, police say he told Frey "I pay your taxes" before getting back into his car and driving away at high …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Luis A. Guerriero, 56, of the township, will be cited for driving too fast for conditions as a result of an accident on Lower Saucon Road.
A Lower Saucon Township man will be cited for driving too fast for conditions, as a result of an accident that occurred on Lower Saucon Road, township police announced in a news release. According to police, Luis A. Guerriero, 56, of the 2000 block of Polk Valley Road, lost control of his vehicle north of Crestline Drive. Police say Guerriero's 2002 Subaru Outback struck a tree before coming to rest on an embankment. The car "sustained disabling damage" and Guerriero was injured, they added. The accident occurred at approximately 6:27 a.m. April 30, according to authorities.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hellertown Police say information provided by 'concerned citizens' led them to Michael F. Montgomery, 52, of the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue, who has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident.
Numerous tips from "concerned citizens" helped Hellertown Police identify the motorist allegedly responsible for a hit-and-run accident at East Depot Street and New Jersey Avenue, police said in a news release. Police said Michael F. Montgomery, 52, of the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue, Hellertown, was identified as the driver following an investigation that included analysis of evidence and information from the public. In an earlier news release about the alleged incident, police said they were seeking information about the driver of a red 2004-2006 Toyota Solara that would be missing the driver's side half of its front bumper. The accident happened March 18 at 6:53 p.m. and involved another occupied vehicle, according to police. Police…
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast say Edward C. Altro Jr., 44, of Gardiner, N.Y., was westbound on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township when he fell asleep and rear-ended another truck.
A New York truck driver was charged with careless driving, after Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast say he rear-ended another truck on Interstate 78 West at mile marker 67.5 in Lower Saucon Township. In a news release, police said Edward C. Altro Jr., 44, of Gardiner, N.Y., lost control of his vehicle after he fell asleep shortly after 3:30 a.m. March 30. Police said neither Altro nor the other driver was injured in the accident. Altro was driving a 2011 International Harvester Prostar at the time of the incident, authorities added.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A dozing van driver was moderately hurt when he veered off I-78 and into a disabled tractor-trailer in Upper Saucon Township, state police reported.
A Berks County man was moderately injured recently when he fell asleep while driving on Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township and woke up underneath a trailer of the rig he struck, according to police. Michael A. Tuturice, 27, of Birdsboro was westbound on I-78 when he fell asleep at 10:41pm Feb. 28, according to state police at Fogelsville. Tuturice's GMC Savana drifted off the roadway, where he struck a disabled tractor-trailer that was legally parked on the shoulder. Tuturice's van wedged under the trailer, with part of his vehicle blocking the right travel lane. Tuturice received moderate unspecified injuries and was transported to a hospital by Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps, police said. The truck driver was unnamed in the police …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hellertown Police say the Jan. 29 accident occurred at the intersection of Washington and Ackerman streets.
Hellertown Police announced Monday that they are seeking the public's help in identifying the driver responsible for a Jan. 29 hit-and-run accident that occurred at the intersection of Washington and Ackerman streets. In a press release, police said the owner of the car that was struck--a dark grey Nissan Altima--reported that it was parked at that intersection when it was damaged. Police said the car's driver's side fender was reportedly damaged. The accident is believed to have occurred between 10am and 3pm on Jan. 29, 2013, according to authorities. Anyone with information related to the accident is asked to contact the Hellertown Police Department at 610-838-7040.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police have announced that there "is no evidence of criminal liability" in the May 24, 2012 accident that destroyed the Leithsville Fire Station.
Lower Saucon Township Police announced Thursday that criminal charges will not be filed in the accident that resulted in the destruction of the Leithsville Fire Station on May 24, 2012. Killed in the accident was John Muzyka, 56, of Springtown, Springfield Township, who was driving on Leithsville Road (Route 412) in front of the fire station when a dump truck operated by Michael Thomas struck him. That accident occurred after Thomas failed to stop at the stop sign at Leithsville and Flint Hill roads. After it was struck Muzyka's vehicle was pushed into the fire station building, where a large fire erupted, destroying fire company vehicles and equipment. Thomas survived the accident, but reportedly suffered serious burns. In addition to …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hellertown Police say they are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred at Top Star Exxon, 1570 Main St., on Nov. 9.
Borough police announced Tuesday that they are investigating a hit-and-run accident that allegedly occurred at the Top Star Exxon gas station Nov. 9. In a press release police said they were called to the station at 1570 Main St. at 3:30pm. The victim reported that she had left her car parked at the station at 9:30am. When she returned at 3:30pm, police said, she found it had been moved approximately three feet. There was also damage to the vehicle's rear right side, authorities added. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Hellertown Police Department at 610-838-7040.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Chris Burch, 29, was reportedly hit by a 2,000-pound section of concrete highway barrier while working on the Route 412 expansion project in South Bethlehem.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A highway contractor who was injured Tuesday while working on the expansion of Route 412 through South Bethlehem has died, a company spokesman said. Chris Burch, 29, of West Berlin, N.J., had worked for HRI Inc. since April, according to Andy Renfrew, a company spokesman. According to The Express Times, Burch had a 2,000-pound section of concrete highway barrier fall on him near Rustic Exteriors at 1866 Auburn St., Bethlehem. HRI is conducting an internal investigation into the incident and is also cooperating with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania State Police and local authorities, who are also investigating. HRI has been contracted by PennDOT to expand and widen Route 412 from two lanes to five from the …