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LP Accident Reveals Suspended License

Melissa S. Treacy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 9:00am

A driver in the township recently struck another, which led police to find that she was operating a vehicle with a suspended license. According to the Lower Providence Police Department (LPPD) reports, the accident occurred on April 20 at 4:47 p.m. along Germantown Pike at Skippack Creek Road.

Cpl. Matthew Kuhnert responded to the scene to find that a vehicle driven by Amanda Dornheim, 22, of the 300 block of Main St., Royersford, had crossed over the westbound travel lanes, entering the eastbound lanes of Germantown Pike. During the crossover, reports state, Dornheim’s vehicle struck a second car in its front left corner. Dornheim was able to stop her vehicle about 200 feet later along the side of the road.

On April 24, police reported, Dornheim’s car had a “bad ball joint” according to a mechanic, causing the car to pull left.

“I did observe pre-impact skids at the accident scene which could have been indicative of the front left wheel locking up prior to collision,” reported Cpl. Kuhnert.

The story would have ended there, however, LPPD continued to follow-up on the case. A search of Dornheim’s records by LPPD revealed Dornheim was driving with a suspended license. Because of her actions, Dornheim was charged with an accident involving injury while not properly licensed, recklessly endangering another person,  driving on roadways landed for traffic and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, reports said.

A passenger in the car Dornheim’s struck refused medical treatment but complained of pain in the face. Dornheim also refused treatment, though complained of neck, back and later told LPPD of a concussion via telephone.

Both vehicles, said reports, sustained heavy front-end damage and were towed from the scene by Dewane’s Garage

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