11 people were injured in a collision between two vehicles in the town of Falls

11 people were injured in a collision between two vehicles in the town of Falls

One of the vehicles carrying 15 people from a homeless shelter crashed on New Falls Road Friday night, Falls Township police said.

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FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Eleven people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on New Falls Road Friday evening, prompting authorities to issue a mass alert for ambulance assistance due to a truck carrying 15 people from a homeless shelter, police said.

On Friday, October 27, at approximately 6:52 p.m., the Falls Township Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Tyburn Road and New Falls Road to investigate a report of an accident resulting in injuries.


Responding officers found a silver 2018 Toyota Highlander, operated by a 53-year-old Levittown woman, parked in the middle of the intersection with significant front-end damage and multiple airbags deployed.

The other vehicle involved was located outside the road leading to the tree line on New Falls Road, police said.

The second vehicle found was a 2017 Ford Transit 350 truck, operated by a 77-year-old Levittown woman.

The 15-person pickup truck sustained extensive damage to the driver’s side front quarter panel, door and rear passenger compartment along with multiple airbag deployments.

The preliminary investigation determined that the pickup truck was in the right lane traveling through the intersection when it was struck by a Toyota attempting to complete a left turn onto New Falls Road.

Alcohol, drugs, or medical emergencies are not believed to be causal factors.

After speaking with hospitals, Falls Township police believe there will be no deaths.

Injuries and transportation

  • Paramedic 168 transported three individuals from the Toyota to Jefferson Bucks Hospital.
  • Medic 143 (Bristol) transported the driver and front passenger of the Ford to Lower Bucks Hospital.
  • The Medic 100 (Yardley) transported two passengers from Ford to St. Mary.
  • Paramedic 154 transported two passengers from the Ford to Jefferson Bucks Hospital.
  • Medic 155 transported a passenger from Ford to Capital Health Regional.
  • Paramedic 139 transported a passenger from the Ford to Capital Health.

The transport truck is owned by Advocates for the Homeless and Those I Need (AHTN), and all occupants in the truck live at a homeless shelter at 7 Library Way, Levittown, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact either of the assigned investigators, Corp. Alexander Sansone, and Police Officer Mathie Shannon, at 215-328-8501, or via email at a.sansone@fallstwppd.com, m.shannon@fallstwppd. com, or anonymously via email at tipslines@fallstwppd.com.

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