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Morrisville mayor charged in April hit-and-run that injured woman


Charges were filed Friday, June 9, against Morrisville Borough Mayor Brud Anderson for an April 13 crash where he fled the scene, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said.

Brud Charles Anderson, 50, of Morrisville, was charged with misdemeanor counts of accidents involving death or personal injury and accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property. He was also charged with a left turn violation, a summary offense. The charges were filed via summons.

The crash happened at 3 p.m. April 13 at North Delmorr and East Trenton avenues. On that day, the Morrisville Borough Police Department was dispatched to that location for a report of a hit and run accident.

When the first officer arrived, he spoke to the owner and driver of a gray 2022 Chevrolet Equinox who was involved in the crash. The woman was heading south on North Delmorr Avenue and as she approached the intersection, an unknown black Ford Sport-Trac heading north on North Delmorr Avenue also approached the intersection and attempted to make a left onto East Trenton Avenue.

The Ford Sport-Trac turned left in front of the Chevrolet Equinox, and the vehicles collided with the right front of the Ford making contact with the right front of the Chevrolet, the DAs office said. Both vehicles stopped in the middle of the intersection, but the Ford then reversed and sped away heading west on East Trenton Avenue. The driver of the Ford never stopped to render aid or exchange information with the other driver, who was injured, the DAs office said.

The crash was captured on video surveillance footage from the Delaware River Bridge Commission. Morrisville Police received additional information days later with the fleeing Ford pickup truck’s registration plate number. A PennDOT check of the number confirmed that the vehicle was registered to Anderson, who is currently the Mayor of Morrisville Borough, the DAs office said.

The case was then referred to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office for further investigation. The victim was re-interviewed by a Bucks County Detective and gave a similar account of what happened the day of the accident. After the impact, the victim said her airbags deployed and she was momentarily disoriented. Additionally, she suffered bruising and pain to her chest, breast, stomach, and shoulder, the DAs office said.

The investigation confirmed that the defendant never called police or reported the accident, the DAs office said.

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