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Updated: Bristol Crash Investigation Continues, Four Hospitalized, Police Say



Updated: 12:58 am Sunday, May 1

Chief of Police Joe Moors said late Saturday the investigation into Saturday afternoon’s crash at the intersection of Garden St and Jefferson Avenue is active, ongoing, and no charges have been filed yet.

Moors said four victims were in serious condition at area trauma facilities as of Saturday night.

Moors said would not comment on specifics about investigation but did provide general information about what led up to the crash

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

He said State Police were pursuing the blue vehicle into Bristol Borough from Bristol Township, when they lost track of the vehicle. Moments later, the vehicle t-boned the minivan. Moors would not confirm accounts from witnesses on the scene who saw three men taken into custody.

Moors said investigators from the District Attorney’s office accident crash team and State Police were also  actively involved in the investigation.

The original story is below.

A two-vehicle crash in Bristol Borough is under investigation by Bristol Borough Police, State Police and county accident scene investigators.

The crash, occurred just after 12:15 pm Saturday, at the corner of Garden Street and Jefferson Avenue, adjacent to where the baseball fields are located.

Firefighters extracted a woman, from a silver minivan.

First responders from Bristol fire companies, Croydon Fire Company and Third District Fire Company, worked for about 30 minutes, cutting the roof of the vehicle and she was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

As the victim was removed, bystanders cheered first responders for their work.

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

She was on her way to Dunkin Donuts with children in the vehicle when a blue vehicle slammed into her car, witnesses said.

Witnesses on scene told Lower Bucks Source when they heard the crash they ran towards the vehicle.

Four individuals tried to flee from the accident scene, the witnesses said, but State Police apprehended at least two of the four individuals, an image sent to Lower Bucks Source shows.

The exact reason for State Police involvement is unclear at this ti, witnesses in the area,  said State Police were chasing the blue vehicle at the time of the crash.

No information was provided about the women’s injuries, if any.

Passengers in the vehicle were also transferred to a local medical facility for evaluation and treatment too.

Bucks County Investigators from the accident investigation unit, along with Stare and Borough Police.

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub was also at the crash site.

First thing, he said,  prayers go out for the families involved in the accident.

We’re marshaling all of our resources but have no comment at this time, since its very early in the investigation, Weintraub said.

Investigators were still at the accident scene as of 3 pm using a drone to map out the crash site, collect evidence and speak with witnesses.

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

Chief of Police Joe Moors said, he had no comment at this time about the details that led to the crash.

Moors, in response to a follow up question about the number of suspects alleged to have been taken into custody by police, said “no comment at this time.”

A review of online court records showed no arrests have been filed by police as of 4 pm Saturday.

This is a developing story, updates will be added as new information comes in.

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source


Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Borough

State Grant Presented to Bristol Area Fire Companies by Santarsiero, Davis




State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Tina Davis (D-141) visited four Bristol fire companies Thursday to announce state grant awards to support public safety and the work of the fire companies.

The four awards are as follows:

“Our local volunteer fire companies, the firefighters, administrators, and support personnel, sacrifice so much to protect us all,” said Rep. Davis. “This state funding will help them obtain the equipment that they need to do their job a little more safely and effectively. Thank you to these amazing individuals for their selfless dedication to keeping our community safe.”

“Our volunteer firefighters do tremendous work, putting the community first to keep us safe,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “I was happy to support these funds for equipment upgrades at four companies that serve Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, ensuring these brave men and women have the necessary resources to continue to serve the community.  It is critical we continue to support our fire companies and volunteer firefighters who work tirelessly on the front line to protect us.”

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Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough



Bristol Borough officials announced late Wednesday that due to paving operations in the west ward, street sweeping would cease for one week and restart operations the week of July 24 on those streets.

“Due to paving, the street sweeper will not be sweeping these streets on Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th of this week:  Mifflin St., Linden St., Locust St., Maple St. and Green St.  The regular schedule will resume next week,” said a press release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.


Paving work being performed in Bristol Borough Wednesday
Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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Fishing with a Cop Reels in September Date



The Bristol Borough Police Benevolent Association (BBPBA) announced details for this years “Fishing with a Cop” scheduled for next month at the Delaware Canal Lagoon on Jefferson Avenue.

PBA President, and “acting’ Sergeant Chuck Palmer went before Council last week to receive their support for the event, which he received enthusiastically.

September 7  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Palmer said, is the date of the event and a rain date (Sept 8) has been added this year because of rain at last year’s event.

“We’ve gotten a lot of donations this year from locals, out of towners and businesses this year,” Palmer said.

Applications are available now at the Bristol Borough Police Department, 250 Pond Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a deadline of August 24 to apply. 

Face painting, a D.J., and the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office Dept with its K-9 unit will be on hand.

Fishing gear for children is free and this is a 12 and under event for kids living in Bristol Borough.

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