A Chester County car accident involves a police chief who leaves the scene of his own accident and leaves a woman injured. The incident took place last month along Route 82 in Kennett Township.
According to reports, 60-year-old Kennett Township police chief Albert McCarthy was out patrolling when his vehicle struck the rear of a Jeep along Route 82 south of McFarland Road. He then reportedly left the accident scene.
The driver of the Jeep has been identified as a female from Hockessin, Del. She suffered minor injuries resulting from the two-vehicle crash.
“It was a regular day and I was out patrolling Kennett Township,” said Chief McCarthy. “I was south of McFarland Road and I don’t know what happened for a split second.”
Chief McCarthy later realized he was involved in the accident after he received a radio call about an accident along Route 82 and after seeing the damage to his car.
The bizarre Chester County car accident remains under investigation by local authorities. Chief McCarthy has been placed on paid sick leave. No charges were immediately filed because investigators believe that the accident may have been a result of a medical incident.
This is an unfortunate incident, and we wish the victim a speedy recovery.