A 20-year-old Malvern man has been cited for driving at an unsafe speed, which caused him to crash into a police car working to clear another accident scene Saturday, state police said this morning.
State police from the Embreeville barracks conducted the probe because a Tredyffrin Township officer was involved in the collision. Investigators said James J. Pitman was traveling northbound on Rt. 202 at 11:10 a.m., just south of the Chesterbrook interchange, when he lost control of his 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe due to ice and snow, plowing into the rear of a marked police Ford Expedition with its emergency lights activated, police said.
Tredyffrin Police Cpl. Michelle A. Power, one of many emergency responders at an earlier accident scene, was sitting in the parked police vehicle on the shoulder of the highway when the crash occurred, police said; members of the Berwyn Fire Company narrowly escaped injury.
Pitman and three passengers — George H. Huller, 32, of East Fallowfield Township; Teresa J. Huller, 31, of Coatesville; and Stephanie D. Pitman, 58, of Malvern — were taken to Montgomery Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Power was treated for minor injuries at Paoli Memorial Hospital, police said. Both vehicles had significant damage and were towed from the scene, police said.