UPDATED: Spring City man airlifted to hospital after Limerick crash

Limerick Township police investigate a crash after a motorist hit a utility pole head-on on Lewis Road Thursday April 24th. The injured person was airlifted to the hospital. Photo by John Strickler/21st Century Media

(Updated at 12:24 P.M.) Police say a Spring City man’s injuries aren’t life threatening after he was airlifted by medical helicopter to Philadelphia following a two-vehicle car accident on Thursday.

Bobby Bliss, 28, was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital after he swerved right while traveling on North Lewis Road, hit the car in front of him and then hit a utility pole, police said.

Bliss gave a blood sample to be tested. The accident is still under investigation, said Bill Albany, Limerick chief of police.

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LIMERICK — A Spring City man was airlifted by medical helicopter to a Philadelphia hospital after a two-vehicle car accident on North Lewis Road Thursday afternoon.

Around 11:50 a.m., Bobby Bliss, 28, of Spring City was traveling southbound in a 2000 Chevy Cavalier on North Lewis Road behind a 2000 Cherokee Jeep driven by Beverly Jones, 49, of Limerick, police said. After both vehicles passed the intersection of Lewis Road and Oak street, Bliss swerved right in the Chevy, police said. The front driver’s side of Bliss’s car hit the rear passenger side of Jones’s jeep police said.

After the impact, Bliss’s Chevy hit a utility pole resulting in a broken windshield, police said.

Sgt. Ed Siaciack of the Limerick Police department said Bliss’s injuries were severe enough that he had to be airlifted to the Hahnemann University Hospital but that he was still conscious at the scene of the accident.

Jones and her passenger were uninjured and their jeep sustained minor damages, Siaciack said. He said Jones had slowed down before the crash to turn into a shopping center.

“They just got pushed forward and that was it,” he said.

Siaciack said police didn’t get a chance to speak to Bliss before he was airlifted and they have no update on his condition.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed that Bliss was being treated at Hahnemann but refused to provide his condition.