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Serious accident closes Route 422 West in West Reading

Published On: Nov 07 2012 01:07:18 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 07 2012 06:26:04 AM EST
Route 422 accident

Patrick Manwiller, 69 News


A serious accident closed a stretch of Route 422 West -- the West Shore Bypass -- in West Reading during the height of the evening rush hour.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the Buttonwood Street Bridge.

Initial reports from the scene were that three vehicles were involved in the accident and that a woman may have been ejected from one of the vehicles.


The westbound lanes of Route 422 were closed between the Penn Street/Penn Avenue and the North Wyomissing Boulevard interchanges while police investigated the accident and crews cleared away the wrecked vehicles.