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Radnor Township deadly accident after tree fell on car

Radnor Twp., Pa., – A double mishap caused a man’s death after his Toyota Camry was hit by a fallen tree and he crashed into another vehicle along the intersection of Sunny Hill and Sproul Road in Radnor Township.

At about 5:00 o’clock Monday morning, police and rescue crews responded to a call from Sunny Hill and Sproul Road.

According to the Radnor Township Police, the man was driving south along Sproul Road or Rte. 320 when a big tree fell and hit his vehicle. The tree crushed and compressed the roof into the vehicle’s passenger compartment. However, the vehicle continued going southward following the Sproul Road until it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a vehicle driving north on the same road.

Police found the male driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, trapped in the vehicle and suffered critical head injuries resulting from the tree that fell into his car.

Crew from Radnor and Bryn Mawr Fire Companies had to use hydraulic tools cutting through the roof of the vehicle to extricate the driver. They immediately freed the injured and rushed him to Paoli Hospital Trauma Center where he later died.

After notifying his family, police released the name Narces Mothersil as the fatality who was a resident of Upper Darby.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Police reported that crews of PECO and Asplundh Tree are on location and will be removing the tree and replacing the down power lines. The two spans of PECO wires were taken down as the tree fell onto the roadway.

Police decided to close the roadway overnight and throughout the Tuesday morning rush hour as Police patrol of Radnor and Highway/Traffic Safety Officers are conducting the accident investigation.

A fatal mishap happened around 4:50 o’clock Monday afternoon that resulted to the death of Narces Mothersil of Upper Darby after a tree crashed on top of his vehicle. The Toyota Camry then veered into the opposite traffic lanes and collided head-on with another vehicle.

Witness David Reiser of Villanova was home with his three children when the tree crushed his shed. He looked out and saw the Toyota Camry of Mothersil smashed and on fire. He immediately grabbed a small extinguisher. He thought that it was a good device to put out the flame.


But when he was outside, he saw a wrecked car and the police were able to extinguish the fire and doing their thing.

Firefighters saw that the driver was trapped inside the car. They used the Jaws of Life to free Mothersil from the Toyota. Later, the injured driver expired in the hospital. However, the operator of the other vehicle was not harmed.

Investigators believed that strong gusty winds on the area before 5:00 o’clock Monday evening was likely one of the key factors causing the accident.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured due to negligence or someone else fault, contact wwwphillyinjurylawyercom now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: Philadelphia CBS Local Com

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