Night Owl

Quakertown, PA

#1 Jan 28, 2012
About 3am there was a horrific accident at California Road and Richlandtown Pike. Reported one vehicle into a tree with two people heavily entrapped. Two other people were self extricated. Two helicopters dispatched. Sounded like one victim died at the scene. Also sounded like two electric poles were sheered off. Upper Bucks Regional EMS, Richlandtown Boro Fire Dept., and Richland Township Rescue all did a terrific job at the crash site. Haycock Fire Co. was dispatched to handle the medevac landing. Great job to the first responders.
Jersey Duke

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jan 28, 2012
That intersection should be a 4 way stop. There is a long history of really bad crashes there.
Huh

Quakertown, PA

#3 Jan 28, 2012
Jersey Duke wrote:
That intersection should be a 4 way stop. There is a long history of really bad crashes there.
Rtown Pike in that section is used like a racetrack, especially when you're coming over the hill from Rtown.
ReRe

Quakertown, PA

#4 Jan 28, 2012
The accident was not at an intersection nor was it on Richlandtown Pike. It was on Rt 212 north of California Road in Springfield Township.
Info

Hatfield, PA

#5 Jan 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
By Hilary Bentman Staff writer Intelligencer

A 43-year-old Lehigh Valley man was killed after his car crashed into a telephone pole and two pines trees on Route 212 in Upper Bucks, said state police.

Vernon Fegley, Jr., of Northampton, was pronounced dead at the scene. He died of multiple injuries, said Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell. Toxicology tests are pending.

Three other passengers in the car were taken to hospitals with “extensive injuries,” said police.

The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. on Route 212 near California Road in Springfield.

Fegley, who was driving a 2008 Acura, was heading south on Route 212 when his car crossed into the northbound lane, onto a berm of the roadway, and then struck a telephone pole, said police.

Police said the car then continued south in the grass berm and hit two pine trees before finally stopping.

The passengers in the car were identified as Abigail Ferry, 28, of Richlandtown; Aaron Lawrence, 28, of Quakertown; and Rachel Lokay, 28, of Fountain Hill.

Lokay was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital but officials there were not releasing her condition. Ferry was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital-Bethlehem, where she was still listed in the intensive care unit as of Saturday afternoon. No information was available on Lawrence.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.
Info

Hatfield, PA

#6 Jan 29, 2012
Huh wrote:
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Rtown Pike in that section is used like a racetrack, especially when you're coming over the hill from Rtown.
There have been a lot of serious accidents between Richlandtown and Pleasant Valley over the years, but this is common to roads of that type.

Statistics show more serious accidents happen per mile on rural two lane highways than any other type of road.

Since: Feb 10

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#7 Jan 29, 2012
I saw the car as they took it away at about 8am. The whole front end was collapsed into the middle. How anyone survived by looking at the car is a wonder.

It happened at 212 and the turn that takes you to Springfield Meats.
TheFalcon

Perkasie, PA

#8 Jan 29, 2012
Vain HK wrote:
I saw the car as they took it away at about 8am. The whole front end was collapsed into the middle. How anyone survived by looking at the car is a wonder.
It happened at 212 and the turn that takes you to Springfield Meats.
Please stop using your old man's registered Moniker. You're embarrassing yourself. Is this Jennifer or Liz?
southpark69

Quakertown, PA

#9 Jan 29, 2012
Wow

Quakertown, PA

#10 Jan 29, 2012
southpark69 wrote:
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com /news/local/1-Dead-In-Bucks-Co unty-Accident-138255189.html
How horrible, i thought i recognized one of the girl's names, Rachel Lookay. I think she's a niece of one of my Aunt's friends.
WhatISaw

Hatfield, PA

#11 Jan 29, 2012
Vain HK wrote:
I saw the car as they took it away at about 8am. The whole front end was collapsed into the middle. How anyone survived by looking at the car is a wonder.
It happened at 212 and the turn that takes you to Springfield Meats.
I saw the responders going up 212. First a state cop SUV about 3:25, then a state cop car and then another. They were each about a minute apart. Then I saw a small fire truck with all red lights about 3:35, then 3 more small trucks right in a row at about 3:40, then a large (Quakertown I think) fire engine about 3:50. They all had flashing lights, but the only one with a very faint siren was the large fire truck.
Agreed

Allentown, PA

#12 Jan 30, 2012
I think everyone involved did a great job. The Richlandtown Fire Company did a great job getting to the vehicle. It was a chaotic scene that was handled with professionalism.

And as the original poster said, it was horrific.

Thank you to all.

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