Bethlehem Township, PA. - Shortly before 13:30 hours Wednesday Afternoon Bethlehem Township Fire and EMS were dispatched to mile marker 1 on route 33 northbound for an accident with entrapment.
The accident involved a tractor trailer and a charter bus. The driver of the truck was heavily pinned. EMS Command requested a MCI for about 40 patients on the bus which was carrying the Army Basketball Team.
The driver of the truck was extricated in about 45 minutes and was transported to a local trauma center. Route 33 was closed for couple of hours while they cleaned up the scene and investigation.
Late Wednesday morning crews are dispatched to I-78 Eastbound between Summit Lawn and Lehigh Street for a reported Tractor trailer accident with rescue and fire.
As crews go responding heavy smoke is seen pushing off South Mountain from the highway, first officer on location reports no pin however they had two trucks heavily involved and 4 additional tankers are immediately requested.
A total of 3 EMS units are requested for patients and an additional one is added do to icing conditions. Lehigh County Hazmat is requested for a large fuel spill from one of the trucks and the interstate partially opened about two hours after the crash.
Whitehall Police, Fire and EMS were summoned to 264 Fullerton Avenue at 12:04 Friday afternoon for a car into a building. The building is the Soumaya & Sons Bakery at the corner of Fullerton & Fairmont in the Fullerton Section.
Whitehall Engine 1 pulled a hand line as a precaution. Cetronia EMS checked out the driver for injuries. The driver refused treatment and was uninjured.
Whitehall Fire Chief Robert Benner requested that the building inspector respond to check the stability of the structure.
Whitehall Rescue companies were summoned to 945 Catasauqua Road at 22:20 hours for an injury accident with a car on it's roof with the driver still inside.
Rescue 8 (3641) and Engine 1 (3611) arrived on scene and found a car on its roof and stretched one hand line as a precaution. Firefighters didn't use any tools to get the driver out. They assisted Cetronia EMS with pulling the patient out of the car.
He was transported by EMS to a local hospital.
The car was eastbound when it struck a parked PT Cruiser on the westbound side of the street. The impact pushed the PT Cruiser onto the sidewalk between another parked car and a shrub line.
Allentown, Pa. - At 14:15 hours Wednesday afternoon, Allentown sent Engines 6, 9, Truck 2 and Battalion 43 to 5th and Tilghman Streets for an injury accident with possible pin job or possible pedestrians struck and pinned under car.
Truck 2 arrives and finds 1 car into a house on the Southeast corner and the SUV on it's side just south of Tilghman on 5th. They confirm negative pin.
EMS command requested two additional mutual-aid trucks from Cetronia. EMS command had 5 patients total, 1 critical, 2 or 3 in serious condition and 1 with minor injuries.
At one point, there was one person unaccounted for. Citizens were stating that a person was under the car. Rescue workers lifted the car with air bags to confirm but they found no body under the car.
Tilghman Street was closed in both directions for a few hours while police investigated the crash. This accident compiled with an incident on North 8th Street caused major road congestion in center city.
Allentown, Pa. - A pair of accidents in Allentown Tuesday night left 4 people injured. The first accident at 21:15 left a 72 year-old women in serious condition after being struck by a mini-van in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street. She was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The second accident at 21:45 at Fish Hatchery Road and Oxford Drive, injured 3 people and had to be rescued by Allentown Fire Department.
The car slammed into an embankment and the driver escaped and fled on foot leaving behind his two friends. Police searched the area with a K-9. The driver was later found and was transported to the hospital. His friends were also injured in the crash, one seriously.
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