Henry Ave still bears the scars of a nasty crash last month.
Social media was buzzing Wednesday November 7th about accident on Henry Ave at Ainslie, just before 7am. “Looks like a Penske truck went into my fence and then crashed into a neighbor’s house,” Austin O wrote on East Falls Rants page, “Pieces of car everywhere…”
Witnesses reported more than one vehicle was hit – some that were parked, and others in collisions resulting from the initial crash. Fencing and the corner of a brick rowhome sustained significant damage. No injuries were reported at the scene or in a follow-up report by Channel 3 CBS.
Ed Lampe, a neighbor from Barclay, observed that students at a Falls Center charter school often walk up this stretch of Henry every morning, “We’re lucky, there could’ve been a lot more damage.”
Indeed, though, several structures were significantly hit, and now over a month later they still remain to be repaired. Last year the community and PennDOT agreed on a traffic calming plan for Henry Avenue, which includes better signage, signaling, landscaping, and other measures you can read about here. (Also Queen Lane is getting a roundabout!)
As the neighborhood grows, traffic becomes an increasing concern for all of us. Let’s stay safe and keep informed.