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SUV Plows into Bank Wall

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A driving mishap at local bank on Wednesday left one vehicle damaged, a bank wall crunched and no serious injuries.

The mishap happened earlier this afternoon when, witnesses on scene say a woman driving a dark colored SUV plowed into the Wells Fargo Bank, located on 499 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills.

The crash, to the right (on your computer screen) of the drive thru exit lane was cleared quickly.

Updated August 24

A bank employee was treated for injuries after the crash. Her recovery status is unknown.

 

Credit: Ashleigh Garrett

 

 

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  1. Winifred Bierman

    August 12, 2021 at 11:12 am

    There was definitely injuries. My daughter was knocked down and covered in debris, taken to the hospital via ambulance, with many injuries. She was working the drive up teller window, waiting on a customer, when she was hit by the collapsed wall caused by the vehicle crashing into the bank. She is still hospitalized.

  2. Amber Wetzel

    August 23, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Um, my mom was seriously injured from this. She was working the drive thru when the vehicle plowed through the wall burying her under bricks and rubble. She had to be unburied and taken to the hospital via ambulance. She was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital. She goes by Trish at the bank and was with a customer when it happened. No injuries my butt! Get your facts before making an article like this. I’m deeply upset by this false report.

  3. Kaitlynn Wetzel

    August 24, 2021 at 7:06 am

    You people need to check your facts before releasing your articles! My mother was removed from the scene by ambulance! She’s enjoyed working at that bank for about 2 decades and knows her customers well, many are devastated. I’d say being hospitalized for 2 weeks as a result of her injuries does NOT add up to “no injuries”! I can’t even put into words how it makes my family feel that you’ve neglected to do your research on the incident.

  4. Victoria O'Brian

    August 24, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I thought reporters were supposed to get their facts straight before reporting a story. My friend was seriously injured in thst crash. Next time get your facts straight before you report lies.

    • Jeff Bohen

      August 27, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      The story was updated to reflect the injury. We published the story at the time with the best known facts available at the time of the accident.

  5. Victoria O'Brian

    August 24, 2021 at 7:55 am

    I thought reporters are supposed to get the facts straight before reporting a story. Well you messed up on this one. My friend was seriously injured in this crash. Next time get your facts right before reporting lies.

    • Jeff Bohen

      August 27, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      The story was updated to reflect the injury. We published the story at the time with the best known facts available at the time of the accident.

  6. Erik Santiago

    August 24, 2021 at 10:23 am

    No serious injuries? You’re an idiot. A teller was buried under rubble and hospitalized for days. If you’re gonna report on something, get your facts straight.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

Bristol Township Police Reports: Chevy Camaro, Wamo Trailer Stolen, Porch Pirate and More

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Bristol Township Police Reports: July 8, 2024 – July 9, 2024

Arrest 7-8-24, 0711 hours, Bristol Pike, Bristol, Pa. The below subject was arrested on a Warrant out of Tullytown Boro and released to the Tullytown Police. Mystique Lee Francola, W/F, 49 years old Cedar Street Bristol,  Pa

Arrest 7-9-24, 0320 hours, Green Lane, Levittown, Pa. The below subject was arrested on a Bench Warrant out of Berks County and remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility. Edwin Rivera-Rodriguez, W/M, 38 years old Blueridge Drive Levittown, Pa

Theft 7-8-24, 0755 hours, Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa. Sometime overnight an unknown subject removed a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro from a car lot.  No value given.

Theft 7-8-24, 0730 hours, Bristol Pike, Croydon, Pa. Sometime overnight an unknown subject stole a Honda motorcycle from an apartment complex.  No value given.

Theft 7-8-24, 1057 hours, Fleetwing Drive, Levittown, Pa. Sometime overnight an unknown subject removed the license plate from a 2008 Ford.  No value given.

Theft 7-8-24, 1400 hours, Bristol Pike, Bristol, Pa. Sometime over the last few weeks an unknown subject removed a 2015 Wamo trailer from a local business. No value given.

Theft 7-9-24, 1403 hours, Sunset Avenue, Levittown, Pa. On 7-8-24 between 1320 hours and 1630 hours an unknown subject removed a package from a residence. The estimated value is $2,000.00.

Vandalism 7-9-24, 1503 hours, Edgely Road, Levittown, Pa. On an unknown date and time an unknown subject(s) cut and damaged a fence on PECO property. No damage value given.

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Bristol Township Police Reports: Woman Charged For PFA Violation, 2nd Woman Charged with Assault and More

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Bristol Township Police Reports July 5 to July 7, 2024 

Arrest 7-5-24, 0038 hours, Plumbridge Drive, Levittown, Pa. The below subject was arrested on the charges of Terroristic Threats, DUI, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and several vehicle violations.  The subject was processed and arraigned by Judge Hughes.  Bail was set at $100,000/10% and released to the Constables. Michael Miller, W/M, 44 years old Plumbridge Drive Levittown, Pa.

Arrest 7-6-24, 1135 hours, Groveland Avenue, Bristol, Pa. The below subject was arrested on the charges of a PFA Violation, Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct.  The subject was processed and arraigned by Judge Falcone.  Bail was set at $25,000/10% and remanded to BCP. Rhonda J Heffelfinger, W/F, 59 years old No Fixed Address

Arrest 7-7-24, 0140 hours, Bristol Oxford Valley Road, Levittown, Pa. The below subject was arrested on the charges of Retail Theft, Possess Controlled Substance and Possess Drug Paraphernalia.  The subject was processed and arraigned by Judge Gambardella.  Bail was set at $30,000/unsecured. Justin Robert Walker, W/M, 35 years old Shellflower Road Levittown, Pa

Arrest 7-7-24, 0351 hours, Palmer Avenue, Bristol, Pa. The below subject was arrested on the charges of Simple Assault and Harassment.  The subject was processed and arraigned by Judge Falcone.  Bail was set at $5,000/unsecured. Jamy Nicholson-Friend, W/F, 50 years old Palmer Avenue Bristol, Pa

Arrest 7-7-24, 1706 hours, Pumpkin Hill Road, Levittown, Pa. The below subject was arrested on a Warrant out of Bethlehem Police Department and remanded to the BCCF. Marcos Vega, W/M, 46 years old Pumpkin Hill Road Levittown, Pa

Theft 7-5-24, 1347 hours, Kenwood Drive, Levittown, Pa. On 7-3-24 at approximately 0430 hours an unknown subject removed two jet skis from a residence.  No value given.

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More than 80 Police Departments across Southeast Pennsylvania to Target Aggressive Drivers during Statewide Mobilization

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that more than 80 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will join the Pennsylvania State Police in a coordinated aggressive driving enforcement wave. This collective effort, part of a statewide mobilization running through August 18, is aimed at reducing the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our area roadways, ensuring your safety on the road.

The enforcement wave will target heavy truck violations, pedestrian safety, red light running, and tailgating. Motorists demonstrating unsafe behaviors, such as driving too fast for conditions or other aggressive actions, will also be cited.

Law enforcement will utilize strategies such as traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol to identify and cite aggressive drivers.
The enforcement is part of Pennsylvania’s Highway Safety Program and is funded by part of PennDOT’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:

  • Get out of their way and don’t challenge them.
  • Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact, and ignore rude gestures.
  • Don’t block the passing lane if you drive slower than most traffic.
  • Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. You or a passenger may call the police. But, if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location.
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    According to 2023 PennDOT crash data, there were 1,363 aggressive driving crashes, resulting in 39 fatalities and 104 suspected serious injuries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Aggressive driving crashes involve at least two aggressive driving factors in the same crash. Factors include, but are not limited to, running stop signs or red lights, tailgating, careless turning or passing, and driving too fast for conditions.

    The goal of targeted enforcement is to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways throughout the state. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

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