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Lehigh County

Two Flown, Three Extricated From Vehicle That Left The Interstate And Down An Embankment

July 08, 2014 at 6:32PM

Around 1345 hrs on Tuesday Crews from Upper Saucon Volunteer Fire Department, Se-Wy-Co Fire Company, and Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps were dispatched to I-78 Eastbound in the area of Mile marker 60 for an accident with rescue.

When crews arrived they found a vehicle rolled off the highway down an embankment and they had two adults and one child trapped. Crews worked for over an hour in high heat to remove all victims from the hospital two of which were flown to the hospital, and the third went by ground.

In all Units From those 3 Stations along with crews from Lower Milford Volunteer Fire Company #1, Coopersburg Fire Rescue, Eastern Salisbury Fire Dept, Western Salisbury Fire Department, Macungie Ambulance Corps (rehab), Emmaus EMS, Bucks County Medic 108, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, PennSTAR Flight Team, and LVHN MedEvac worked to successfully remove all victims and transport them to local hospitals.

Video, Photos and Story by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Whitehall Township

Three Trapped In Horrific Car Wreck On Fullerton Avenue Sending Six To The Hospital

July 01, 2014 at 12:26AM

At 21:38 Monday evening, Whitehall Rescue's 8 & 5, Engine 11 and EMS 62 under the command of Deputy Chief Shambo responded to Fullerton Avenue and Allison Street for the injury accident with rescue.

Engine 11 (3612) arrives and reports a two vehicle MVA blocking the south bound lanes with one on its roof and multiple people pinned.

Tools were put in service from Rescue 8 (3641) and the roof pulled on the car that was on all four wheels. Rescue 5 (4041) arrives and puts their tools in-service and takes a door off the Durango that's on its roof.

Three people had to be extricated. Three children were also in the cars and were out of the vehicles upon the arrival of the fire department.

A total of 6 people were transported to area hospitals in unknown conditions.

The accident is under investigation by Whitehall Police.

Tags:   Accident   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Whitehall Township

Three Car Accident Closes Northbound MacArthur Road, Multiple People Injured

June 22, 2014 at 12:09AM

At 22:48 Saturday evening, Lehigh County 9-1-1 sends Engine 13, Rescue 5, Rescue 8 and EMS 62 to Rt. 145 and Center Street for the vehicle extrication. Chief officers arrive and confirm they have two trapped and 3 cars involved blocking the northbound lanes.

Police request the roadway shut down northbound at Municipal Drive. Engine 13 arrives first and stretches a precautionary hand line. EMS and fire personnel extricate the patients before the arrival of the heavy rescue companies. Deputy Chief Shambo orders the rescue companies to proceed in under reduced speed. .

At least three 4 people were transported to area hospitals with what appeared to be minor injuries.

Tags:   Accident   Rescue   Whitehall, PA.  


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.

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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  


Lehigh County

RESCUERS USE SPREADERS AT AUTO EXTRICATION ON MAUCH CHUNK ROAD IN SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, PA

March 21, 2014 at 8:19PM

At 15:40 hours Friday, March 21, 2014, Lehigh County Fire Radio sent Woodlawn and Greenawalds Fire and EMS 62 to the intersection of Mauch Chunk Road and Presidential Drive for a rescue.

Chief 32 arrives and reports one person trapped in back seat of car and a female on the ground injured.

Tanker 32 arrives and stretches a precautionary hand line and cribs the vehicle. Greenawalds Rescue 11 arrives shortly after and both companies put the spreaders into service to take the rear passenger door off and safely extricate the patient.

The red car was pulling out of Presidential to make a left on Mauch Chunk Road when it was T-boned by a car traveling northbound on Mauch Chunk. Two people were transported to the hospital. The roadway was closed in both directions while police and fire officials operated at the scene.

Tags:   Lehigh County   Rescue  


Lehigh County

EXTENSIVE RESCUE OPERATIONS IN SOUTHERN LEHIGH COUNTY AS TWO TRACTOR TRAILERS COLLIDE ON RT. 309

February 14, 2014 at 9:46PM

Upper Saucon, PA. - Just before 11:00 AM Friday morning, Lehigh County Fire Dispatch transmitted a rescue box to the intersection of Rt. 309 and Center Valley Parkway.

Fire command arrived on scene and found a tractor trailer into the side of another trailer with the driver heavily entrapped.

EMS command requested a trauma team from LVHC to respond to the scene.

4 Rescue companies were called along with Lehigh County Special-ops / Haz-mat. Rescue's from Upper Saucon, Coopersburg, Eastern Salisbury and Se-Wy-Co assisted at the scene.

It took rescue technicians 3 hours to free the driver from the wreckage. His condition was unknown.

Video by Jay Wagner and photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   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  


Northampton County

1 DEAD IN FIERY CRASH ON INTERSTATE 78 NEAR TOLL BOOTH

January 13, 2014 at 11:46PM

Williams Township, Pa. - Just after 8:00 AM Monday morning, a tractor trailer struck the rear of a car paying a toll at the toll booth on Interstate 78 entering Pennsylvania.

The tractor trailer burst into flames just west of the toll plaza. The tractor trailer damaged two booths at the plaza. When firefighters arrived, they discovered that a SUV was under the truck.

The driver of the SUV was killed in the crash. The interstate was closed while police investigated the accident.

Photos and video by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Automobile Fire   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