PHOENIXVILLE – A pedestrian was struck as a result of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in the borough.
Phoenixville Police and the Phoenixville Fire Department responded around 6:30 p.m. for the report of a crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Gay and Walnut streets.
Police on the scene declined comment on the crash but sources said the crash involved two vehicles. A gold-colored sedan reportedly traveling north on Gay Street allegedly collided with a grey Ford Focus which was reportedly heading south but turning east onto Walnut Street.
A source said the collision forced the Ford into a utility pole and a pedestrian.
One witness who lives in the area said he saw a man who normally sits on a stoop in the area with his hands on the front of the Focus and his feet in the air after hearing a loud “bang.”
“He was shaken up,” the witness said of the victim after the crash.
Although the man was reportedly up and walking around after the crash, he was taken via ambulance to Phoenixville Hospital.
The Focus appeared to have significant damage to its passenger’s side door and remained near the northeast corner of the intersection after the crash. It’s unclear exactly where the gold-colored sedan ended up or what kind of damage it sustained.
Police interviewed drivers involved in the crash. At one point, it appeared that police breathalyzed one of the drivers, but he was not taken into custody following.
Fire police shut Gay Street down between Church and Morgan streets while emergency crews were on the scene. After the Focus was towed, the street was re-opened around 7 p.m.