Bensalem man Dies in Fatal Head On collision Monday on Bristol Pike
A Bensalem man is dead and another remains in the hospitalized after a two vehicle accident, Monday afternoon.
Bensalem Police were called to the intersection of Bristol Pike and Hulmeville Road for the report of a head on traffic accident authorities say shortly after 12:15 p.m. Monday
When officers arrived, they discovered that the driver of a green 2006 Nissan Altima, identified as Ronald Swanson, 40 years- old from Cedar Avenue, Bensalem, was entrapped in the vehicle and had serious injuries to his lower extremities. First responders o0n scene ere able to remove the door of the vehicle and pull Swanson from the wreckage. He was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he died from the injuries sustained in the crash, officials said Tuesday.
The operator of the striking vehicle, a black 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe was identified on scene, but that victims information is not being released at this time, officials said. He was also transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and is currently being treated for injuries to his lower extremities.
A preliminary investigation was conducted and revealed that the Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling south bound on Route 13 and the Nissan Altima was traveling the opposite direction within the north bound lane of travel. As the Hyundai approached the intersection of Hulmeville Rd, the vehicle crossed the center turning lane, entered into oncoming traffic and struck the Nissan Altima head-on, said a statement from the Bensalem Police.
Authorities have obtained blood samples form both drivers to determine if drugs and/or alcohol were a contributing factors in the crash.
Police say the investigation remains active and is asking anyone with information about head on collision to contact Bensalem Police at (215) 633-3719. You can also provide an anonymous tip by clicking here