• 4/12/14 | 08:45 | AUTO EXTRICATION | NORTH WHITEHALL | RT. 145 AT CLEARVIEW ROAD | 2 CARS HEAD ON | 2 RESCUE COMPANIES IN-SERVICE FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE PINNED | MEDEVAC CALLED TO SCENE

Lehigh County

FATAL ACCIDENT: MEDEVAC REQUESTED AT SCENE OF AUTO EXTRICATION ON RT. 145

April 12, 2014 at 4:15PM

North Whitehall, PA. - Just before 09:00 hours Saturday, North Whitehall Stations 12, 16, 22 and Lehigh Twp. Rescue 47-41 were sent to Rt. 145 and Clearview Road for a Head-on accident.

Once on scene, companies found two cars with heavy intrusion on the driver side of both vehicles and numerous people pinned. The scene is about a 1/4 mile north of Clearview Road on Rt. 145.

Medevac helicopter was requested to the scene. Medevac landed just south of the intersection of Rt. 145 and Clearview.

One patient was flown via the helicopter. Two people had critical injuries. A 65 year-old female was pronounced dead at the hospital.

State Police said a 19 year-old female crossed over to the opposing lane and struck a car head-on.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Lehigh County

JAWS OF LIFE CUT DRIVER OUT OF CAR THAT STRUCK A TRACTOR TRAILER ON CEDAR CREST BOULEVARD

April 03, 2014 at 3:06PM

At 08:44 Thursday, April 03, 2014 South Whitehall Rescue 11-41 and Station 32 with EMS 62 responded to Cedar Crest Blvd. and Iron Bridge Road for an Auto Extrication.

On scene, they found a car that rolled over after hitting a tractor trailer and pinned the driver.

Rescue 11-41 put the cutters in service and cut the roof off the car to free the driver.

The driver was transported to the hospital. The condition of the patient is unknown.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Northampton County

MASS CASUALTY DECLARED WHEN TRACTOR TRAILER HITS BUS LOADED WITH 40 COLLEGE STUDENTS ON RT. 33

February 05, 2014 at 11:38PM

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.

Photos and Video by Mike Nester of N.V.P.

Tags:   Accident   Northampton County   Rescue  


Lehigh County

FIERY CRASH CLOSES INTERSTATE 78 IN SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

January 08, 2014 at 6:54PM

FIERY CRASH CLOSES INTERSTATE 78 IN SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

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.

Story and Photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Whitehall Township

CAR DRIVES THROUGH FRONT WALL OF BAKERY ON FULLERTON AVENUE

September 20, 2013 at 12:22PM

CAR DRIVES THROUGH FRONT WALL OF BAKERY ON FULLERTON AVENUE

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.

Tags:   Accident   Whitehall, PA.  


Whitehall Township

DRIVER INJURED WHEN HIS CAR FLIPS ON ROOF AFTER SLAMMING INTO A PARKED CAR

September 20, 2013 at 12:34AM

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.

Tags:   Accident   Whitehall, PA.  


City of Allentown

5 INJURED IN TWO CAR COLLISION ON TILGHMAN STREET CAUSING MAJOR TRAFFIC HEADACHES

September 11, 2013 at 4:56PM

5 INJURED IN TWO CAR COLLISION ON TILGHMAN STREET CAUSING MAJOR TRAFFIC HEADACHES

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.

Tags:   Accident   Allentown   


Northampton County

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN CRASH ON SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD

September 11, 2013 at 11:59AM

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN CRASH ON SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD

Hanover, Pa. - Hanover Station 15 responded to the intersection of Stoke Park and Schoenersville Road around 22:20 hours Tuesday night for a motorcycle accident.

William Valentin, 22, of Upper Saucon Township was killed after his bike collided with a PT Cruiser. He was rushed to the trauma center where he was later pronounced dead.

William was a member of the Coopersburg Volunteer Fire Department in Lehigh County. The crash was ruled an accident.

Photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Accident   Fatality   Northampton County  


City of Allentown

FEMALE KILLED AS ICE CREAM DELIVERY TRUCK STRIKES HER AT THE DOLLAR GENERAL

September 05, 2013 at 9:59PM

FEMALE KILLED AS ICE CREAM DELIVERY TRUCK STRIKES HER AT THE DOLLAR GENERAL

Approximately 16:10 hours Thursday afternoon, a 42 year-old women was struck by a Jack & Jill Ice Cream delivery truck.

The truck was making a delivery at the Dollar General at 18th and Tilghman Streets. When the delivery was finished the truck was leaving when it struck the lady.

Tilghman Street was closed while investigators searched for clues on what happened.

Photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Accident   Allentown    Police  


Whitehall Township

1 PERSON EXTRICATED IN AUTO ACCIDENT ON SCHADT AVENUE

September 05, 2013 at 9:40PM

Whitehall, Pa. - At 16:14 Thursday afternoon, Whitehall Engine 2, Rescue 8 and 5, EMS 62 were sent to Schadt Avenue and Mickley Avenue for the Auto Extrication.

Firefighters found a red Jeep on its side with a female inside with minor injuries. Rescuers remove the windshield to gain access to her and remove her.

Tags:   Accident   Rescue   Whitehall, PA.