Five Injured in Two-Car Accident in Hatfield

Seok Kim, 78, turned left onto Orvilla from Clymer. His Toyota was hit by a GMC Yukon driven by Emily Otto, 29

A 78-year-old man, who had four other passengers in his vehicle, was hit as he turned left from Clymer Road onto East Orvilla Road by a 29-year-old woman behind the wheel of a 2006 GMC Yukon.

Police said Emily Otto, 29, of Quakertown, was driving eastbound on East Orvilla Road when she hit a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by 78-year-old Seok Kim of Lansdale, at around 2:06 p.m.

Kim was MedEvaced by PennSTAR to The Hospital at The University of Pennsylvania. Kim was first treated by Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale inside an ambulance.

Police said four other passengers in Kim's vehicle were transported by ambulance to Abington Health-Lansdale Hospital.

Hilltown Township Fire & Rescue and Colmar Fire Police assisted at the scene.

Update 3:09 p.m.: Officials confirm three persons have been taken from the accident scene to Lansdale Hospital.

Hatfield Township Police Highway Safety Unit is investigating the crash.

Initial story below.

A serious accident at Clymer Road and East Orvilla Road has closed East Orvilla Road in Hatfield this afternoon. At least one person has already been transported from the scene by ambulance, while another is being flown by Medevac helicopter.

The accident involving a tan Toyota sedan with New Jersey plates and a black GMC Yukon was reported shortly after 2:00 p.m.

Major front end damage was visible to the Yukon, while the Toyota exhibited major damage along its driver side and driver's side front end.

Initial county radio reports indicated as many as five people had been injured. One individual was transported by helicopter, while a male patient was initially placed in a second ambulance, then removed and prepared for transport on the helicopter, which had landed nearby.

Hilltown Township Fire & Rescue is in control of the scene. Several EMS units from the have also arrived at the scene. Colmar Fire Police also assisted at the scene.

E. Orvilla Road is closed between Independence Way and School Road.


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