|May 18, 2013 at 9:26AM|
Whitehall, Pa. - Around 21:00 hours Friday night, a car traveling west on Main Street near the Whitehall-North Whitehall border left the roadway and struck a house.
The front of the car entered the garage of the singe-family-dwellling. The home in the 4800 block of Main Street sustained minor damage. The driver of the car appeared to have serious injuries to his head and was transported to the hospital by Cetronia EMS.
Whitehall rescue companies were dispatched for a rescue but were quickly cancelled when fire and police officers assessed the incident and determined the man was not trapped. Egypt Engines 4 and 14 were on the scene to assist EMS.
|April 28, 2013 at 11:37AM|
Allentown, Pa. - Around 03:00 hours Sunday, Allentown Engine 14, EMS and Police responded to the 1300 block of South 4th Street for an accident with injurie and partial ejection.
Units arrived to find a two car crash with debris that littered the city block. One car was at South 4th and Juniata and the other at Chapel.
EMS transported 2 to the trauma center and one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
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|April 19, 2013 at 9:26AM|
North Whitehall, Pa. - The time was 10:30 PM when a call went out for Lehigh County Stations 12 (Laurys Station) and EMS 67 for a wreck with injuries on Rt. 145 near Neffs Laurys Road. Moments later, fire dispatchers transmitted a full rescue box for the same address sending Rescue 22 (Schnecksville), Rescue 47 (Lehigh Twp.) and 16 (Neffs) for a full response.
A fire officer on the scene radioed comm center and reported 1 male heavily pinned and at least 6 patients. All rescue companies went in-service with tools including cutters and spreaders to cut the man out of his red car.
The man, Ronald Toribio, of Whitehall was southbound when he crossed the yellow line and struck a car going northbound. That car had two females in it and they were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
PennStar (medical helicopter) was dispatched but when they were airborne, they aborted the flight because of fog.
It took over 30 minutes to free the man from the mangled car. He was rushed to a local trauma center by ambulance and succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. A total of 3 victims were involved in the accident, not 6 as stated in the beginning phases of this incident.
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.
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|April 12, 2013 at 9:50AM|
Northampton, Pa. - At 22:23 hours Northampton Borough Fire 42, EMS 49, North Catasauqua Fire 43 and Police respond to a report of an accident with entrapment in the 400 block of East 4th Street.
Fire officials arrive and report a car on its roof with a male trapped inside. Northampton Ladder 42 arrives and puts numerous tools in-service, including spreaders and cutters. North Catasauqua Firefighters assisted at the scene.
Crews cut two doors off the car in order to free the man. He was taken to St. Lukes Hospital by Northampton Regional EMS.
The car struck two parked vehicles before coming to a rest on its roof.
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|April 06, 2013 at 5:33PM|
Bethlehem, Pa. - Early Saturday afternoon Bethlehem Fire, Police and Bethlehem Township EMS responded to E. Fairview and Elm Streets for a report of a crash with entrapment.
Engines 5, 7 and 6 responded. Engines 5 and 7 arrived on location and reported no one trapped. Two people were transported to the hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.
|April 05, 2013 at 5:02PM|
Allentown, Pa. - Friday morning, Allentown Animal Control Officer was involved in an accident at 6th and Walnut Streets. Engines 4, 9, Truck 2 and Battalion 43 (Wehr) responded along with EMS and Police.
Police arrived and confirmed the driver was pinned. Rescue workers put their tools in-service and cut the roof off the truck to get the officer out. They worked about 30 minutes to free him.
EMS transported him to a local hospital. Photos and video by Correspondent Mike Nester.
|April 04, 2013 at 8:22PM|
Bethlehem, Pa. - At 8:17 PM Thursday April 4, Bethlehem Engines 9, 6 & 5 were sent to the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Avenue C for a crash with possible entrapment.
The fire department dispatcher advised companies that PD was on location reporting a pin. When the first company went on scene, FD confirmed no pin and returned two engine companies. Engine 9 remained on the scene to assist with fluids.
Hanover Township Fire Company Station 15 was alerted for an engine to respond.
No word on the condition of the occupants of the cars.
|April 03, 2013 at 10:54AM|
Easton, Pa. - A car came crashing in on the parking lot of the Easton Mall South in the 300 block of Larry Holmes Drive around 7:30 PM Tuesday. The car landed on its roof. The car also struck an electrical transformer that was in a box on the ground situated between the WaWa and McDonalds.
The man driving the car was removed from the car and hand cuffed after giving the police a little trouble. He became combative in the ambulance and was later transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
Today, the shopping center that houses the WaWa, Domino's Pizza, Condoms Galore, A Chinese take-out restaurant and a Smoke shop along with the McDonald's are without power and most likely will be without power until tomorrow.
Met-Ed is replacing the wires from a manhole in the middle of Larry Holmes Drive to the box. They are waiting for a special part. They will start replacing the wires today and will most likely take them into Thursday.
|April 02, 2013 at 5:25PM|
Coplay, Pa - At 10:15 PM Monday April 1, 2013 Coplay Engine 5-11 and Whitehall Rescue 8 and 5 respond to 300 Cherry Street for a car into the building of the American Club of Coplay.
Fire Department members found a single car into the corner of the building with one male in pinned in the drivers seat.
The rescue companies cut the roof off the car to free the driver, who was in critical condition. The 41 year-old male was rushed to the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest campus and pronounced dead.
|March 24, 2013 at 3:00PM|
Bethlehem, Pa. - A single vehicle accident closed a portion of Rt. 378 in the city at 2:10 PM Sunday afternoon.
A car rolled over on the northbound side of the highway just before the 14th Avenue overpass ejecting at least 2 passengers. They were transported by EMS to St. Lukes Hospital.
The highway remained closed at 8th Avenue while police investigated. Penndot was called to the scene to clean the highway before it reopened.