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.
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.
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