Breaking News: ‘Truck Into Building’ Accident Closes Main Street in Hellertown

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A storefront on Main Street in downtown Hellertown was partially destroyed when a large truck crashed into it early Friday afternoon.


UPDATE: Eyewitnesses have reported that immediately following the accident the driver of the southbound truck fled the scene, but was quickly apprehended by borough police. Borough zoning officer Kris Russo said there does not appear to be any structural damage to the two-story building–which also houses Revere Flooring–upon initial inspection. As of 3:15 p.m. Main Street in the area of Water Street had reopened after crews extricated the truck from the building and towed several cars that were struck in the crash. Traffic on side streets remains heavy.

A multi-vehicle accident involving several cars and a truck has reportedly closed a section of Main Street in Hellertown and drawn police and emergency vehicles to an area near the intersection of Main and Water streets.

Credit: Megan Brennan

A flatbed truck crashed into the front of a Hellertown business early Friday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said the front window/wall of a vaporless cigarette store, Vapemeister, 650 Main St., was at least partially demolished when a large flatbed truck hit it early Friday afternoon.

Main Street was closed in that area and traffic was being detoured around the accident scene. Motorists in the area should seek alternate routes and expect delays.

It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries as a result of the accident, or how the accident occurred.

This is the second “truck into building” accident on the west side of the 600 block of Main Street in less than two years.

In early June 2015, a pickup truck crashed into the front of Sagra Bistro when the restaurant was closed.

After a six-month renovation Sagra reopened later that years.

Continue to follow Saucon Source for updates on this developing news story.

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Hellertown Police on the scene of an accident at Vapemeister in which a truck crashed into the building.

Photo by June Rose

Photo by June Rose

Photo by June Rose


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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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