Sellersville Woman Injured in Accident, Ejected From Car

Marissa Moore, 21, failed to negotiate a curve in Allentown Road near North Penn Water Authority in Towamencin. She was flown by PennStar helicopter for treatment of injuries to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

A woman from Sellersville was ejected about 20 feet from the vehicle she was in following an accident Monday night at Allentown and Forty Foot roads in .

Marissa Moore, 21, of Sellersville, was flown via PennStar MedEvac to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania following the accident.

Moore's conditon is unknown, as hospital representatives said her parents could only release her condition.

Lt. Jeff Kratz of Towamencin Police said it appeared Moore did not wear a seatbet, based on the ejection. Moore was the sole occupant, Kratz said.

Kratz said Moore was traveling eastbound on Allentown Road toward Forty Foot Road, when she failed to negotiate the bend in the roadway near Tennis-Lukens Cemetery and North Penn Water Authority.

"She came around the bend, and went into a sideways slide," Kratz said. "The rear of the car came around and led the path of travel off the roadway."

Moore's 1999 Chevy Cavalier crossed over into the westbound lane and westbound shoulder. In the shoulder, there is road construction and the roadway bed is dug out.

"The vehicle left the roadway and went into the depression area under construction. Making contact with the excavation, the car overturned several times and (Moore) was ejected," Kratz said.

Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch was the first to report this incident.

Earlier report from Monday, June 4, 11:30 p.m.:

According to Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Active Incident Status, a call was received at 10:37 p.m. reporting a vehicle had went off the road.

One minute later, it is reported that there is one person possibly ejected from the vehicle.

At 10:39 p.m., it was reported that one female was 20 feet from the vehicle.

At 10:48 p.m., the assistant chief of Towamencin Vol. Fire Co. arrived on scene. Rescue 76 arrived at 10:58 p.m., as did the deputy chief of the department.

By 11:13 p.m., Engine 76-1 had arrived on scene. Towamencin Fire Police and Traffic 76 had arrived as well.

Special Service 14 from Fairmount Fire Company of Lansdale was called in, as was Fairmount Fire Police for assistance, according to the county incident status report.

A MedEvac helicopter did arrive on scene to transport the victim.

Traffic was detoured around the intersection. You could not turn right onto Allentown Road from westbound Forty Foot Road.

Stay with us for further updates.

Elizabeth DeLuca June 05, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Very tragic. This is a horrible intersection. I witness 'close calls' here frequently. "No Turn on Red" signs should be placed on both Allentown and Forty Foot Rds.
Katherine Matlack June 05, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Elizabeth, it doesn't sound like it was actually at the intersection. It was at the curve in the road on Allentown before the intersection. It's almost a 90 degree curve and is quite dangerous, especially when the road is wet.
judith June 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I drive this road, and have been driving it for ofver 26 years... As long as your not speeding, talking on a cell phone, texting someone god only know what, or reaching for coffee, cigarette, etc. and of course following the POSTED SPEED Limit Anyone would be find driving Allentown Road, or any other road...... It's a shame she didn't have her seat belt on. I thought Laws were made for all of us not just some of us.
Lori Meszaros June 06, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Judith, the family of Marissa would appreciate if you would leave the negative comments to yourself. Just because an article posts a statement does not mean it is true and those not knowing this young lady need not comment on her driving skills. She is a very safe driver, obeys the laws and does wear her seat belt. Perhaps you were lucky for the last 26 years and did not encounter the road conditions that she encountered that night. Comments should reflect that this young lady is struggling and has a very long recovery ahead of her.
Melinda Scheuring Taylor June 06, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Lori, Its nice to read about someone whho will stand up for their family like you. I agree thst Judith, shouldnt be writing those comments, especially when the young lady is struggling and suffering from the accident. I wonder if her comments make her feel like a better persomn at the end of the day. Her conscience will get her one day. I hope the young lady who was in the accident, will have a speedy recovery. I will have her and your family in my prayers.
Ashley June 06, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Judith laws were made for everyone to follow. Does everyone follow them? No. I'm sure you ALWAY do the speed limit and NEVER go a single MPH over te posted limit. Your not perfect and neither is Missy. I am a close family friend. I know how mossy drives because I've been in the car with her. She doesn't do anything stupid to endanger the welfare of anyone while driving. She may have made a stupid mistake of not wearing her seatbelt but I'm damn sure she learned her lesson. Seatbelts can either save you or kill you and I know several instances that you could argue on both sides. She is currently in the hospital about to go in for her second surgery today and will spend at least 2 weeks in the hospital followed by rehab to help her walk right again. Karma has a way of biting people for things they say or do and I hope for your sake It doesn't find you for your rude negativity toward a girl you don't know and the negative things you have said about her.


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