April 18, 2011 - Tredyffrin, Penn. - Alcohol might have been a factor in a Tredyffrin car crash on Thursday, April 7, that left one person in critical condition, according to a report at Philly.com.
Shortly before 10 p.m. police were called to Old Eagle School Road in the 800 block in the vicinity of the Wallace Drive intersection, according to a statement from Tredyffrin Police.
Officers discovered that the person who had been driving a 2002 Saturn south on Old Eagle School Road had improperly passed a Volvo and sideswiped the 1999 vehicle.
The driver of the Saturn lost control of the car, slammed into a utility pole and then ran off the roadway. The driver was injured and so were two of his passengers. Their names had not been disclosed to the public.
One passenger whose injuries were critical had to be flown to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. The other passenger and the driver were transported to Paoli Memorial Hospital. Three people who were in the Volvo were examined at the accident scene.
Lt. Anthony Giaimo of Tredyffrin Township said the occupants of both vehicles knew each other. They were all men in their 20s.
Giaimo said the stench of alcohol was detected on both drivers and that police are awaiting test results to determine if alcohol use was a factor.
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