Perkasie borough police say a “medical episode” may have caused a driver to damage a pedestrian bridge in the borough’s Kulp Park early on June 13.
According to a post published Tuesday by police on their Crimewatch page, at approximately 2 a.m. a Doylestown resident who works in Perkasie damaged railings on the Market Street Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the Perkiomen Creek near Second and Market streets.
Police did not identify the driver, but said the damage to the bridge was discovered at 3:35 a.m, when the driver was not present at the scene.
“No other persons were involved” in the single-vehicle accident, they said.
“Shortly after officers located the accident scene, the driver called in to report the accident,” police continued, adding that an officer then went to the driver’s location and spoke with him.
“The driver did not display signs of intoxication but may have suffered some type of medical episode,” police said.
The unnamed driver was cited for failing to promptly report the accident and careless driving after the investigation was concluded, police said.
Police said residents using the park should “use care until repairs are completed on the bridge railings.”