Birdsboro accident damages vehicle and electrical equipment
BIRDSBORO PA – No one was injured, but electrical and cable junction boxes were damaged and a 17-year-old Birdsboro man was cited, following a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday (October 11 2022) at 2:43 p.m. at the 200 block of Lanie Drive, according to Pennsylvania State Police from Troop L Barracks in Reading.
Soldiers said the Birdsboro man, driving a 2004 model Chevrolet Cavalier, and a 17-year-old Douglassville man driving a 2022 model Chevrolet Blazer, were both traveling north on Lanie Drive at the time of the accident and “were negotiating the right turn of the roadway.
The Cavalier driver “carelessly passed” the Blazer on the right side of the unpaved one-lane road, according to their report. The Blazer driver “swerved left” and then “left the right side of the roadway, hitting an electrical floor and a cable junction box”, he added.
The Blazer sustained damage to the front end and was towed off the scene by Hawk’s Towing. The Cavalier “did not collide with any objects or vehicles,” the soldiers noted.
The Birdsboro man was cited for reckless driving. Utility companies Metropolitan Edison and Service Electric were notified of the need to repair the damaged junction boxes. Troopers did not say whether a power outage or other electrical issues occurred following the collision and, if so, for how long.