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Woman Sideswiped, Injured as She Enters Car in West Point

The woman in her 60s was taken by ground transport to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment. No charges filed yet against Perkasie woman who sideswiped the victim

A West Point woman in her 60s was sideswiped and injured as she entered her red Honda Civic EX after coming out of West Point Post Office Tuesday afternoon.

The woman, whose name was not available at the scene, was taken by Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment for head lacerations, according to Upper Gwynedd Township Officer Ted Caiola.

A small puddle of blood was visible on the roadway of West Point Pike outside the driver door of the Civic. The Civic was located along the curb of West Point Pike in front of the post office.

"A 60-year-old patron of the post office comes out to her car. She was by the door, waiting for traffic to go by, and she was sideswiped by a 30-year-old driver," Caiola said.

The striking vehicle was a gray Toyota Echo, which was towed from the scene.

The Honda sustained rear driver side damage to the fender, along with a bent wheel. The Toyota sustained damage to the front passenger side fender and wheel.

Caiola said the driver of the striking vehicle - a brunette female wearing a salmon-colored tank top and shorts from Perkasie - was not under arrest. Upper Gwynedd Police gave the woman a ride back to the station in order to get a ride home.

Caiola said the driver of the striking vehicle will not be charged at this time. The driver was uninjured, Caiola said.

Police were dispatched at 1:20 p.m. for a struck pedestrian call.

Upper Gwynedd Police were assisted by Upper Gwynedd Fire Police at the scene. West Point Pike was closed between Jones Avenue and Garfield Avenue for about 45 minutes.

Ken N. July 03, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I hope the woman who was hit is ok, drivers need to part more attention to their surrounding. Note to the poster the Honda is a coupe and does not have rear doors " The Honda sustained rear driver side damage to the fender and rear door, along with a bent wheel. "
Russ July 03, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I don't know why people always park in the street at that post office. There is a perfectly good parking lot there with more than enough spots so that you should never have to expose yourself to danger by parking in the lane of travel and putting yourself at risk like that. Hope she is ok, but this was totally preventable and hopefully the post office will do something about tellling their customers not to park on the street anymore. You never know if someone will be driving down the road not paying attention or texting.
karin hendricks July 04, 2012 at 12:12 AM
My shop is on that corner. For the past 6 years I have watched people gun it through that intersection from Gaverfield avenue. it's been in just a matter of time before somebody gets hurt on that street or killed in that parking lot because people are going so fast and aren't paying attention. it scares me every single day just walking out to my car across the parking lot.
Walter Paul Interrante July 05, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I can't agree with you more Karin. I work at Merck's and I see people driving way too fast every day. Plus their always either on their cell phones texting or talking without a headset endangering erveryone's life around them.

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