WEST WHITELAND — Two people were hospitalized Monday, including a 4-year-old child, following a crash in the eastbound lane of the Route 30 Bypass in Exton.
According to the West Whiteland Police Department, the 4-year-old was transported to Paoli Hospital for treatment. Police officials said they were not certain of the extent of the injuries, but they were believed to be non-life-threatening.
The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. about a mile west of Route 100. Police said an SUV struck a stationary work vehicle parked on the shoulder. The vehicle appeared to have spun several times after the impact and came to rest in the middle of the bypass.
The work truck belongs to the Carr and Duff electrical contractor company based in Huntingdon Valley. Police said the work crews were with a second work vehicle at the time of the accident and the truck was unoccupied when it was struck.
Debris, including a pair of children’s shoes, littered the roadway as members of the Chester County Serious Crash Team reconstructed and investigated the official cause of the accident.
Police said the driver of the vehicle, a 40-year-old Chester County woman who was not identified, was also hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries. Another child who was in the vehicle was not injured, police said.
Officials at the scene said the SUV was a former police vehicle that was likely purchased at auction. The vehicle still had several emergency vehicle markings and two-tone paint.
The eastbound lanes of the Route 30 bypass between Route 100 and Route 202 were reopened around 4 p.m. after they were shut down for about three hours as investigators worked at the scene.