Boy, Woman Injured in Accident After Driver Runs Red Light

A 7-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a 44-year-old woman from Harleysville was transported to trauma unit at Abington Hospital

A 7-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a 44-year-old Harleysville woman was transported to the trauma unit of Abington Hospital following a Monday evening accident at Forty Foot and Allentown roads in .

Police said Joon Hee Park, 27, of Willow Grove drove his 2008 Toyota Camry north on Forty Foot Road and through the intersection at a red light.

At around 6:22 p.m., Park's Camry collided with a 1998 Subaru Forester, driven by Denise Mathuthu, 44, police said.

The Forester spun counterclockwise, coming to rest facing south in the intersection, police said.

The 7-year-old was a passenger in the Forester, police said. The boy was airlifted by PennStar Flight Service to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mathuthu was taken by Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to Abington Hospital's Trauma Center, police said.

Park was transported to Lansdale Hospital for treatment, police said.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Charges are pending the outcome of an investigation, police said. The accident is being investigated by Towamencin Township Police's Traffic Safety Unit.

Witnesses to the accident should contact Traffic Safety Officer Gregory Wert at 215-368-7606.

Towamencin Police were assisted at the scene by Towamencin Vol. Fire Co. and Towamencin Fire Police.

PennStar landed in the parking lot outside the former Sears Hardware at Towamencin Shopping Village.

Betsy Lowe August 14, 2012 at 08:53 PM
We drove by the site last night and the cars were badly smashed up. Prayers for the injured. Please update us.
Cowboy Bob August 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Thank you, Diane Di Domizio, for sending in the photos from the crash. She was in the parking lot of the Boston Market when it occurred.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »