A local woman was injured in an Upper Southampton pedestrian accident after she was struck by a vehicle while walking along the road. The incident took place at approximately 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2012, along Second Street Pike.
According to reports, a 61-year-old woman was walking down Second Street Pike when she was struck by a motorist. The victim has been identified as Patty Banges of Upper Southampton.
Rescue crews transported Ms. Banges to Abington Memorial Hospital where she was treated for injuries, including a broken leg, broken ribs and internal bleeding. Township police Chief Ron MacPherson indicted that Ms. Banges was in “pretty serious condition.”
The identity of the driver, who is believed to be from the same area, was not immediately made available by investigators. However, the motorist did stop after the accident and is reportedly cooperating with law enforcement.
The Upper Southampton pedestrian accident remains under investigation by local authorities. There was not immediate indication as to what caused the accident; however, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors.
This is a terrible accident, and our thoughts go out to Ms. Banger. We wish her a speedy recovery during this difficult time.