Press Release- Police Are Seeking Motor Vehicle Crash/Rescue Information


January 22, 2024 

On January 17, 2024 at 1:45 PM, the New Hanover Township Police Department responded to the report of a one vehicle crash into a tree in the 1900 block of Big Road in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County Pennsylvania. While officers were enroute additional information was received that both occupants of the vehicle were not moving, and the car was now on fire. 

Upon arrival, New Hanover Police discovered two passing motorists had stopped to help and were attempting to pull both vehicle occupants out of the burning car. Police assisted and both occupants were pulled from the burning vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames. 

Preliminary investigation on scene determined the vehicle was traveling westbound on Big Road when it left the roadway striking a tree. Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the New Hanover Township Police Department 610-327-1150. 

The New Hanover Township Police Department was assisted on scene by New Hanover Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services, Gilbertsville Fire Department, Gilbertsville Ambulance and Boyertown Ambulance. The New Hanover Township Police Department would like to express our sincere gratitude to both passing motorists who stopped to help. They placed themselves in grave danger but in doing so, most certainly saved the lives of these crash victims. Thank you!

Point of contact: Chief John A. Ciarlello 610-327-1150

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