Thursday, February 15, 2018

Car Crashes into Norwegian Creek in Pottsville Thursday Afternoon

Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon crash where a vehicle ended up in Norwegian Creek in Pottsville.

According to Pottsville Police, on Thursday around 12:15pm a black 2002 Saturn being operated by Charles Morris , 40, of Port Carbon was traveling east in the 100 block of Peacock Street when the car crossed the roadway and traveled over the sidewalk before striking a garage and then coming to a rest on its roof in Norwegian Creek on the north side of the roadway. 

Pottsville Police officers Sgt. Mark O’Toole, Cpl. Charles Webber and Ptlm. Joseph Murton responded and were able to assist Morris in exiting the vehicle safely.

Morris was transported by Schuylkill EMS to a local medical facility for evaluation after complaining of back and leg pain.
Pottsville Fire personnel immediately responded to assist on the scene and the vehicle was removed from the creek by Womer's Towing Service.  

The investigation into the cause of the accident is continuing.