Berks Co.

23 students from the Reading-Muhlenberg Vocational-Technical School injured, transported to hospital, after their bus collides with another vehicle on State Route 222 in Richmond Township.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nearly two dozen students are being checked out at local hospitals after a school bus crash in eastern Pennsylvania.

The accident was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday on Route 222 in Richmond Township, near Kutztown.

Fleetwood police said the bus was transporting students back to Reading-Muhlenberg Vocational-Technical School after a field trip at the Crayola museum in Easton.

Mark Stitzer, 21, seriously injured, taken to hospital, after his motorcycle crashes, trying to avoid a car on 9th Street in Reading, that fled the scene.

Date: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014
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The family of a Berks County man is offering a reward for information on the hit-and-run accident that left him seriously injured.

21-year-old Mark Stitzer said the motorcycle crash left him in a back brace and destroyed his motorcycle.

It happened March 22nd on 9th Street in Reading.

Stitzer says the driver of a dark blue, four-door sedan in the left lane cut him off and his motorcycle started to skid.

72-year-old man struck and killed by a snowplow in Reading.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on an elderly pedestrian struck and killed by a snowplow in Pennsylvania.

Emergency crews were called to a street in Reading shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The 71-year-old victim, later identified as Gilbert Birdsey, was rushed to Reading hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Police and the forensic unit of the Berks County district attorney’s office are investigating.

As many as 3 dozen vehicles crash on snowy Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown.

Date: 
Thursday, December 26, 2013
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A portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is shut down in snowy eastern Pennsylvania after a pileup involving what appears to be a couple dozen vehicles.

Turnpike officials say all lanes westbound were shut down because of the accident between the Morgantown and Reading exits in Berks County.

There was no immediate word on injuries in the crash.

Also, an accident has shut down Interstate 78 eastbound in Berks County between mileposts 35 and 40 in Lenhartsville.

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