COATESVILLE — After two vehicles collided at the West End of Coatesville on Thursday night, one vehicle collided with a gas meter and a large natural gas leak occurred before being ordered to evacuate.
Just before 7 pm on Thursday, a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Strode Avenue and Madison Street, with one vehicle colliding in front of a house on Strode Avenue. The vehicle also collided with a gas meter in front of the house, causing a large natural gas leak and urging the evacuation of several homes on Strode Avenue 100 blocks.
Firefighters immediately evacuated those residents and entered some others to make sure they weren’t inside yet. Once all the houses were confirmed to be empty, the fire brigade waited to wait for the PECO crew.
The PECO gas crew arrived and had to dig the front yard of a house to access the gas line and close the gas line to stop the leak.
Two victims of the accident were taken to a nearby hospital, one of whom was reported to be an eight-year-old child and was taken to AI DuPont Hospital in Delaware.
Another accident occurred on Fifth Avenue and Lincoln Highway while the crew was still at the scene of the incident. The Coatesville Fire Department remained at the Strode Avenue site while the Coatesville Engine VA Hospital left to respond to the accident. According to police, one person was injured in a fire hydrant collision in a parking lot after a frontal collision of a parked vehicle.
All roads were reopened around 9 pm on Thursday.
Two vehicle accidents urge evacuation in Coatesville after gas meter rupture – Daily Local
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