Rt. 202 crash leaves 1 critical, snarls traffic

A two-vehicle accident on southbound Route 202 in Westtown Township on Wednesday, Sept. 14, resulted in hospitalization for two people, one of whom remains in critical condition, and created massive traffic tie-ups.

Emergency personnel respond to a crash on Route 202 on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Photo by Vince Moro
Emergency personnel respond to a crash on Route 202 the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 14. Photo by Vince Moro

Officers from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded a little after 9 a.m. to the 1000 block of Wilmington Pike, a police press release said.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers determined that prior to the crash the vehicles – a 2013 Ford Fusion and a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle – were both traveling southbound on Route 202. For an undetermined reason, the front bumper of the car struck the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle operator to be thrown from the motorcycle onto the center median, the release said.

Both drivers were transported by ambulance to Paoli Hospital. The motorcyclist, a 31-year-old male from Penn Valley, is currently listed in critical condition. The Ford driver, a 25-year-old from Trenton, N.J., is listed in stable condition, the release said.

The crash required Route 202 to be closed in both directions initially, police said. Once the scene stabilized, police opened one lane in each direction.  All lanes reopened about 1:15 p.m., police said.

Police said they were assisted at the scene by Good Fellowship Ambulance, Goshen Fire Police, Medic 91, the West Chester Fire Department and Fire Police, and the West Goshen Police Department.

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