Pedestrian Struck in Palmer Township

Man suffers head injury after being struck on 25th Street Thursday afternoon.

A man suffered a head injury after being struck by a vehicle in Palmer Township Thursday night, police said.

Jeffrey Jacques was being treated at St. Luke's University Hospital- Fountain Hill after he was injured during the accident on S. 25th Street near the Giant Food Store.

Palmer police responded just before 7 p.m. Thursday to a report of a pedestrain struck in the 800 block of S. 25th Street, Det. Jim Alercia said.

Witnesses told police that Jacques, listed with an unknown address, was standing in the middle of the road and appeared to be trying to cross when he was struck.

Police said the driver, Eric Vokes of Easton, told police he was traveling north on 25th Street when he merged into the left lane to turn into a shopping complex. Vokes told police that as he was merging, he came upon Jacques and could not avoid the crash.

Police said Jacques was admitted to St. Luke's intensive care unit and that police haven't been able to interview him because of his injury.

Palmer police are still investigating the crash and no charges have been filed at this time.

Police were assisted by Suburban Emergency Medical Services and the Wilson police and fire departments.


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