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
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.
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.
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.