Exeter crash involes 4 vehicles, multiple injuries

EXETER — A crash involving four vehicles sent multiple people to the hospital and closed Perkiomen Avenue for an hour and a half Thursday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. three unspecified vehicles headed west on Perkiomen Avenue toward where traffic was slowing near the intersection with 34th Street and the last vehicle, driven by Gregory Stoudt, 19, of Birdsboro, reportedly did not slow down and crashed with the others.

One of those vehicles then traveled into the eastbound lanes of Perkiomen Avenue and struck another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, according to the Exeter Township Police.

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“Stoudt stated he had looked away from the roadway and did not see the vehicles in front of him had slowed,” police said via press release.

A source on scene said seven were taken to the hospital as a result of the crash.

Exeter Police said “several of the drivers and passengers were injured.” All who suffered injuries went to Reading Hospital and Medical Center or St. Joseph’s Hospital by ambulance.

“The extent of their injuries is not known,” police said.

There is no word on what types of vehicles were involved in the crash.

It took about an hour and a half to get the injured away and remove the vehicles involved in the crash.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.

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