The West Reading Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a car in the 400 block of Penn Avenue in the early hours of Sunday, August 13th.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:40am, prompting an immediate response from emergency personnel. The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family members, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is currently in critical condition.
In the interest of conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation, the 400 block of Penn Ave was temporarily closed in both directions for approximately three and a half hours.
Authorities say the closure allowed investigators to carefully gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the scene to gain a clearer understanding of the circumstances leading up to the incident.
“The West Reading Police Department would like to extend its gratitude to the community for their patience and cooperation during the temporary road closure. The safety of the public remains a top priority, and investigators are working diligently to ensure a thorough examination of all relevant details” says a statement from the department.
The West Reading Police Department, in collaboration with law enforcement partners, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, and the Pennsylvania State Police, are actively investigating the details surrounding the accident.