Monday, March 18, 2024

Pottsville Man Cited for Running Red Light and Causing Crash

A Pottsville man has been cited for causing a crash in the City on Sunday evening.

According to Pottsville Police, the crash occurred on Sunday, March 17, 2024, around 6:00pm at the intersection of North Centre and Arch Street. 

Upon arrival police began an investigation into the two-vehicle collision. 

The investigation revealed that Joseph Prasnikar, 55, of Pottsville, driving a Jeep, was traveling Southbound on North Centre Street and failed to stop at the steady red traffic light at the intersection of North Centre and Arch Street.

Prasnikar was stuck by a Ford Edge driven by a 29-year-old female from Pottsville who was traveling West on Arch Street. 

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage and were towed from the scene. A streetlight was also knocked down in the crash.

The Pottsville Fire Department assisted on scene with clean up and traffic.  PPL arrived and removed the light. 

Pottsville Ptlm. Flail cited Prasniker with failing to obey traffic control signals.