Four people were injured Friday night, around 8:30pm, in a head-on crash that occurred in the area of 924 West Penn Avenue in Heidelberg Township.
According to a preliminary investigation conducted by South Heidelberg Township Police, a shuttle bus that was attempting to back out of the driveway of Johnny & Hons Smokehaus, located at 924 W. Penn Avenue, struck a car headed east along Penn Avenue. The car then crossed the center turn lane and collided with another vehicle headed west on Penn Avenue.
Police say the bus was operated by a 64-year-old male from Orefield, Pennsylvania. He and his 24-year-old male passenger, also from Orefield, was not injured and remained on scene.
A 73-year-old female from Wernersville who was driving eastbound was transported to Reading Hospital after being extracted from her car by rescue personnel from the Robesonia, Western Berks, and Womelsdorf Fire Departments. She suffered a compound fracture of her lower leg. A 50-year-old male passenger in the car was also transpoted to the Hospital for minor injuries.
A 39-year-old female from Womelsdorf, driving West on Penn Avenue was transported
to Reading Hospital with minor injuries. A 39-year-old male passenger was also taken to the Hospital for minor injuries.
The four injured were all transported for treatment by paramedics from Western Berks Ambulance and assisted by Reading Fire Department EMS.
Anyone with information about the incident can call South Heidelberg Police at (610) 670-9885, or Crime Alert Berks at 1 (877) 373-9913. Witnesses to criminal acts can also text Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line by texting 847411 and starting your message with the word ALERTBERKS + your tip. Crime Alert Berks will reward callers for information that leads to an arrest.