At 2:49pm 183 Station, Sugarloaf BLS, and Valley Regional Medic 26 were dispatched to the area of Susquehanna Boulevard/22nd Street in West Hazleton for a motor vehicle accident. Engine 2 hit the street upon dispatch and arrived to find two cars with heavy damage and one patient trapped in the vehicle. Tones were sent for the Rescue Company to respond. Medevac was briefly placed on stand-by at the request of EMS but then released. Rescue 1 and Car 1 arrived quickly after the request and crews worked to gain access to the patient. Crews were able to remove the patient within ten minutes of arrival and Sugarloaf Ambulance along with Medic 26 transported the patient to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. West Hazleton Police and West Hazleton Fire Police were also on scene to assist.
This is a reminder to all drivers to slow down and pay attention to ALL road laws.