Woman Drives Through Barricaded Road, Gets Car Stuck in Wires

The woman was trapped in her car for two hours while Fire Department of Montgomery Township and PECO worked to safely free her car from the tangled wires

A woman drove around a barricade on Knapp Road in Montgomery Township Tuesday afternoon, hit a utility pole damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and got her vehicle tangled in down power lines.

The incident called for the Fire Department of Montgomery Township, Fairmount Fire Co., Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale and Montgomery Township Police to respond to the scene for over two hours, according to Dan Sokil of The Reporter.

According to the article, a PECO work crew arrived to de-energize, secure and remove the power lines.

Around 5:15 p.m., the driver drove her Kia westbound on Knapp Road through a barricade at Lexington Road, and then her car became entangled in power lines, according to the article.

Read more about the article — and see pictures of the woman and her Kia — at this link at The Reporter Online.

Brian Dalbow October 31, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Will she be getting a ticket and be charged for the services she required?
Mary Deville October 31, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Are you kidding me.How STUPID can people be??????????????????? she must of gotten her license from a bubble gum machine..what a DUMB ASS! DUH.let's go through the barricade and see what I can get tangled up in.HEY dumb ass, barricades are put up for a reason!!!!!!!!!!!!! PURE STUPIDITY!!!!! All the trouble for the cops,rescuers and peco to deal with .....I feel sorry for them to deal with her and her mess..
Mary Deville October 31, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Brain ,I agree,she should be charged for the mess she cause.And get a ticket to boot.
Dana Baedke October 31, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Turn Around Don't Drown is the LAW thanks to our own State Rep. Todd Stephens - this woman will pay fines, get points on her license AND pay costs associated with emergency responders. I hope someone follows up on the details on this one! Here's what I found about the law: Fines for ignoring barricades during emergency events — Act 114 of 2012 (House Bill 2199) amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to prohibit drivers from going around a traffic control device that indicates a road closure due to a hazardous condition and would impose a fine of $250. Violators who need first responder, emergency medical, or rescue personnel services, including towing services will be fined $250 to $500. Act 114 also requires violators to pay restitution equal to the cost of the fire, police, and emergency medical service or emergency preparedness response received. Effective Date: September 3, 2012.


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