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Overnight Accident Leaves Five Injured, Route 202 Closed for Several Hours

Rescue crews had to extricate trapped passengers from the car in Lower Gwynedd.

Overnight Accident Leaves Five Injured, Route 202 Closed for Several Hours

Five were injured in a crash which happened early Sunday morning along Route 202 at Swedesford Road. Crews had to rescue three trapped victims who were pinned inside a car.

According to PennDOT alerts, the accident occurred around 1:17 a.m., closing down Route 202/Dekalb Pike. The road did not reopen until 4:54 a.m. FEMA's "Ready NotifyPA" alerts showed the road being closed from Hancock to Swedesford roads.

ABC6 reports that four were injured in the two-car, head-on collision. Three were removed from the vehicle after 20 minutes of work by local firefighters. CBS reported that North Penn Volunteer Fire Company led the rescue efforts.

One of the car's occupants had to be sent via helicopter to Abington  Memorial Hospital in critical condition, said CBS. Two more were taken via ambulance to Lansdale  Hospital, also listed in critical condition. Two others were taken to Lansdale with minor injuries, per CBS's report.

ABC6's article contradicts the CBS report, stating only four were injured. The ABC6 report lists one air-lifted to Abington, one taken by ambulance to Abington and two taken to Lansdale.

Attempts to reach local police to get the figures on those injured straight have not yet been answered.

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