A nasty weekend car wreck on Green Lane in Bristol Township was caused by a woman who fled a traffic stop on Mill Creek Road, township police revealed Wednesday afternoon.
According to police traffic unit Sgt. Chuck Burns, a vehicle with 3 occupants was stopped by officers on Green Lynne Drive for suspicion of DUI just after midnight on Saturday morning. The car, driven by a Fairless Hills woman, fled the scene of the traffic stop at a high rate of speed and disappeared into the night.
Not long after fleeing, the car left the roadway and “the operator then over corrected and the vehicle slid sideways across Green Lane until striking a PECO pole on the opposite side of the road,” Burns said.
The wreck, which happened at Green Lane and Emilie Road, trapped two of the vehicle’s occupants in the front and rear of the car. Firefighters from Edgely Fire Co. and Levittown Fire Co. 2 were needed to extricate the two subjects.
“While we know speed is a factor in the crash, at this time we can not confirm if the operator was intoxicated, as we do not have any lab results back yet,” according to an email from Burns.
Burns did report that there was no police pursuit and the “officers that had originally made the stop had not been able to catch up to the vehicle after it fled.”
Charges against the driver are pending results from the crime lab, police said.
The crash forced fire police to close the intersection for more than an hour, a reader told Patch.