Category Archives: Accidents

Another serious accident on Route 924 in Humboldt

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. – Around 11:45 AM on Tuesday, October 10, Hazle Township Fire & Rescue Company was dispatched with APTS Medic 11 to the CAN-DO Expressway (SR 924) near the entrance to Interstate 81 South for an accident with injuries. Chief 141 and Medic 11B were the first units responding and were advised of a passenger car versus truck with one occupant of the car unresponsive.  Units were quickly updated that there were now reports of the unconscious occupant being trapped in the vehicle. Chief 141 arrived on scene and confirmed one person trapped in passenger car in the … Continue reading

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Jeep destroys pole in Zion Grove

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 5:42 AM, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company and Shenandoah ALS to Green Mountain Road and Red Ridge Road in North Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 581 and Engine 582 were advised of a single vehicle accident involving a utility pole with one person injured.  The injured person was reported to be at a nearby residence. Engine 582 arrived on the scene and found one Jeep in the roadway with severe damage and a utility pole completely sheared.  Engine 583 arrived on scene and initiated patient care until … Continue reading

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Driver flown from crash on Frackville/Saint Clair “Grade”

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 10AM on Tuesday, September 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Saint Clair Fire Department and Schuylkill EMS to Route 61 Northbound on the “Grade” between Saint Clair and Frackville for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Original reports were given to responding crews that there was one vehicle into a tree with no one seen around the vehicle and the vehicle was smoking.  A second call gave EMS updated information that the male driver was unresponsive in the vehicle and possibly taking a seizure.  Aeromedical transport was placed on standby. Engine 701 arrived … Continue reading

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Tractor trailer takes out hydrant, spills diesel throughout Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 10:30 PM on Thursday, August 10, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a Pottsville Fire Chief to the area of Centre Street and Mauch Chunk Street for a report of fluid on the roadway. P-6 was advised of a report of a tractor trailer that had a ruptured fuel tank in the area and was still driving on Centre Street.  Callers were reporting a large amount of diesel fuel on the roadway.  P-6 requested Stations 10 and 70 be added to the run. Crews arrived to find a large spill that began near Morris Street where a … Continue reading

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Car crashes into 209 bridge near Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 11PM on Friday, June 30, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Pottsville City Stations 50 and 60 with Schuylkill EMS to the area of West Market Street and Gordon Nagle Trail for an accident with injuries. Rescue 63 arrived on the scene to find one car into a bridge in a construction zone with one occupant laying outside the vehicle.  The rescue relayed to the responding duty chief that traffic would need to be shut down while crews operated.  District 3 (Llewellyn) was dispatched to assist with traffic control. Engine 62 and Ladder 51 arrived on … Continue reading

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Car and farm tractor collide in East Union Township

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:14 PM on Wednesday, April 19, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 9 (Sheppton-Oneida), Mahanoy City Rescue 993 (West End) and Shenandoah ALS to 294 Phineyville Road in East Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Responding units were advised of a car versus farm tractor with one person trapped in the car.  Squad 9-70 and Engine 9-10 arrived on the scene to find a tractor vs Mustang with the tractor pushed into the drivers side of the car and the car pushed into the embankment. Crews found a female driver in the … Continue reading

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Coroner called to crash on Burma

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 1:30 PM on Monday, April 3, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 26 (Ryan Twp.), 6 (Delano Twp.), 25 (Rush Twp. – Hometown) with Mahanoy City Engine 454 (Citizens), Ryan Twp. EMS and APTS Medic 11 to the area of 2086 Burma Road in Ryan Township for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. First responding units were advised callers were reporting a two vehicle crash with entrapment and possibly one person deceased in a vehicle.  Mahanoy City EMS was added to the call due to the seriousness of the call.  Mahanoy City Rescue 469 … Continue reading

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Car slams into school bus in Fairlane Village Mall parking lot

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:21 PM on Wednesday, March 8, Pottsville City Fire (Stations 30, 40 & 60) were dispatched with Schuylkill EMS to the Fairlane Village Mall parking lot near Boscov’s for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. P-2 responded and was advised of a three vehicle crash involving a school bus in the middle of the parking lot. Crews arrived on the scene and found three vehicles in the parking lot.  Two passengers cars and one school bus were in the crash.  It appeared one car struck another car then smashed into the school bus and became … Continue reading

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Snow squall leads to MCI on I81 between Delano and McAdoo

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 3:35 PM on Friday, March 3, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 6 (Delano Twp.,), 26 (Ryan Twp.) and 49 (McAdoo) to Interstate 81 in the area of mile marker 135 Northbound for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles. Additional calls were reporting multiple vehicles involved with possible entrapment. First responding units were advised that 9-1-1 was now receiving reports of up to thirty vehicles involved with entrapment; units were advised to anticipate a Mass Casualty Incident. Units from Mahanoy City (West End Rescue 993 and Engine 454) were added along with rescue units … Continue reading

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Vehicle strikes rock, injures one in East Union Township

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Sheppton-Oneida firefighters were dispatched at 9:22 AM on Tuesday, February 7 by Schuylkill County 9-1-1 to the area of 489 Main Boulevard in East Union Township for a vehicle crash with injuries. Shenandoah EMS was also due on the response. Rescue Engine 9-10 went responding and was advised of a single vehicle crash with one injury.  The Engine arrived on scene to find a single vehicle in the middle of the roadway with heavy front-end damage after striking a large rock off the road and an injured person sitting in the roadway. Ambulance 6402 arrived on … Continue reading

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