Sunday, March 10, 2013
Details are unclear in this Sunday morning stabbing.
An update on this story is available by clicking here. Last updated 2:20 p.m. Sunday Hatfield Police and local emergency medical service crews were called to the 300 block of Wheatfield Circle around 1 a.m. early Sunday morning, according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's Computer-Aided Dispatch System. Police responded to find a woman, 33, whose name has not yet been released, with her throat slashed. PennStar 1, a medical helicopter, was called in to transport the victim to a Philadelphia hospital. Her condition was not known as of reports and calls to the police around 1 p.m. Sunday. Around 1:45 a.m., according to multiple scanner reports, police were in search of a black man, around 200 pounds who fled the area in …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Jung Baik, 66, was crossing North Wales Road when she was hit by Michelle Barnes of Lansdale, police said
A Montgomery Township woman was airlifted for treatment of injuries Tuesday evening after she was hit by a car as she crossed North Wales Road. Police said Jung Baik, 66, was attempting to cross at Harbob Lane, when she was struck by a Chevrolet Impala driven by Michelle Barnes, of Lansdale, at around 5:30 p.m. Baik was transported via PennStar to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania for treatment of injuries, police said. Barnes was uninjured, police said. The accident remains under investigation by Montgomery Township Police Department Highway Safety Unit. Witnesses to the accident can call police at 215-362-2301.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The homeowner was flown via PennStar to a regional hospital for treatment
A Lansdale man fell from a ladder onto a woodpile while assessing storm damage to his Columbia Avenue home Wednesday morning. According to The Reporter, the owner of the home at 900 Columbia Avenue fell shortly after 8 a.m. onto a pile of limbs and branches cut from a large tree that had fallen onto the home during Hurricane Sandy. The homeowner was taken by Volunteer Medical Service Corps to Moyer Road, where PennStar airlifted him for treatment to a regional hospital, according to the article. Patch has identified the homeowner as former Lansdale Democratic Committeeman Rege McKenzie.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale Battalion Chief confirms 15-year-old boy ran into a bush during horseplay with another friend over a skateboard
UPDATE FRIDAY, 7:02 P.M. A 15-year-old boy was horsing around with another friend at Fourth Street Park in Lansdale over a skateboard, when he ran face-first into a bush, suffering significant facial trauma, according to Volunteer Medical Service Corps Battalion Chief Jonathan Detweiler. Detweiler said the boy was airlifted via PennStar to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with non-life-threatening injuries. UPDATE FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 6:45 P.M. There are reports that the subject was a child who was playing tag in Fourth Street Park, ran into a bush and a branch impaled into his face. Reports are Fourth Street Park was cordoned off due to the incident. Stay tuned for more updates. EARLIER STORY PennStar landed at Weaver Field in Memorial …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A 29-year-old white male skateboarder attempted to hoist himself up on the eastside platform, when he was hit and drug under the train. Police said he was conscious and alert and injuries were not life threatening
UPDATE 7:00 p.m. Police said a 29-year-old man was injured while crossing the tracks in front of an inbound SEPTA train on the eastside platform. Witnesses reported the man scaled a fence separating the SEPTA property along Walnut Street and began walking in a perpendicular direction toward the tracks, police said. The conducter sounded the train's horn, but the male never stopped walking, police said. The conducter attempted an emergency stop, police said. The male threw a skateboard he was carrying up onto the train platform, police said. Witnesses said the male appeared to begin to hoist himself onto the platform when he was struck by the left front of the lead train car, police said. The male was thrown to the ground and under the …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The male was unconscious, but breathing, Saturday afternoon after being rescued by lifeguards and Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale medics
A man was pulled unconscious, but breathing, from a pool at the North Penn YMCA in Lansdale Saturday afternoon. At around 4:30 p.m., reports came in for a trauma patient with the need for a helicopter for medical transport. The patient was flown via PennStar, which landed at Penndale Middle School, and transported the man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, a man in his 20s was pulled from the pool, and was resusciated by lifeguards and medics with Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale. YMCA's Amanda Griffies told The Reporter that YMCA lifeguards rescued the man. Griffies told The Reporter the man appeared to be having a seizure and was breathing on his own. VMSC were assisted …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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 Towamencin. 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 …
Friday, August 3, 2012
A 13-year-old boy was nearly electrocuted while playing with an outlet in his family's apartment on Sumneytown Pike late Thursday night in Upper Gwynedd. He was flown via PennStar for treatment to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
A 13-year-old boy from Upper Gwynedd was flown by PennStar for treatment to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children after being severely injured in an electrical mishap in his bedroom Thursday night. Upper Gwynedd Fire Co. responded to a fire investigation call at 11:30 p.m. at 988 Sumneytown Pike Apt. 6, according to Upper Gwynedd Fire Chief John Scheiter. The apartment is located above a barber shop. "It was initially dispatched as an investigation. Further information given was that there had been a fire as well. That wasn't the case," Scheiter said. He said the youth was nearly electrocuted via an outlet in his bedroom. Scheiter said fire crews found a scorched outlet that had tripped the breaker. A reader familiar with the case said …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A 50-year-old man fell down the entire escalator at Montgomery Mall and was unconscious. He was flown to an area hospital by PennStar
Montgomery Township Police said a man was flown by PennStar to the hospital following a fall down an escalator at Montgomery Mall. According to The Reporter, the 50-year-old man was unconscious at the scene. Montgomery County Fire reported the subject suffered head trauma. Volunteer Medical Service Corps responded to the scene, as did Fire Department of Montgomery Township. The man's identity and condition are not known. Stay tuned for further updates.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Towamencin Police said the driver of the vehicle violated no laws
The 7-year-old boy who was hit by a driver Tuesday morning on Bustard Road has been released from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The child ran into the roadway while walking with an adult, police said. Police said the driver of the strking vehicle was identified as Kun Lee, 68, of the 500 block of Hagey Place, Collegeville. Lee did not leave the road or commit a violation, police said. Lee waited at the scene for police after striking the child, police said. On Tuesday, April 24, at 9:59 a.m., police responded to Bustard Road at Old Morris Road for a report of a male child, age 7, struck by a vehicle that was southbound on Bustard Road, police said. According to witnesses and evidence, the child was walking with an adult who was …