Lower Pottsgrove Police responded to the 900 block of Bleim Rd for a report of a vehicle rescue. Officers arrived to find a one vehicle crash, vehicle into a utility pole. The operator, Kyeim Enam Shawell-Garlington, age 18 of Pottstown, was found to be conscious and alert. The juvenile passenger was found to be unconscious and trapped. The accident investigation found the operator was traveling west on Bleim Rd at a high rate of speed. The operator lost control of the vehicle after improperly passing another vehicle, causing it to skid across the eastbound lanes and strike an embankment. After striking the embankment, the vehicle continued sideways until striking the utility pole on the passenger door and coming to a stop. The pole caused major damage to the vehicle. Goodwill ambulance and several area fire companies arrived and extricated the passenger. Both occupants were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. Vehicle involved was a 2001 Saturn sedan.
The operator was issued several traffic citations. The juvenile passenger was issued a citation for under aged drinking.