PALMER TWP., Pa. – Police and firefighters had been pressured to battle flames with hearth extinguishers to rescue a person from a burning automotive Saturday night time.
Police say they had been referred to as out to a head-on collision between two vehicles on Important Road close to Vanburen Street at about 9:30 p.m. By the point members of the police and hearth departments arrived on the scene, one automotive was on hearth with an unconscious man trapped inside.
As a result of no hearth vans had reached the positioning of the crash but, police say, a few of the responders had to make use of the hearth extinguishers that they had of their autos to carry again the flames whereas others manually pressured the motive force’s door open to tug him from the burning wreck.
The unconscious driver was taken to the native trauma middle and in vital situation, police stated, whereas the opposite driver was taken to an area hospital for minor accidents and has since been launched.
One police officer and one firefighter had been taken to the hospital for the inhalation of smoke and hearth extinguisher chemical substances and had been later launched. Three extra officers and a firefighter had been additionally handled on the scene for smoke and chemical inhalation.
Palmer Township police are investigating the crash, and ask anybody who could have witnessed it to name them at (610) 253-5844