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Tractor-Trailer and Fire Truck Collide in Berks County

By TERRY RITZ, Correspondent | April 27, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 050321110

Maidencreek Twp., PA - On Wednesday, April 27th at 12:40 P.M., Union Fire Co. (Walnuttown, PA) was dispatched to a minor structure fire at Lehigh Cement Co. in Evansville on Evansville Rd. in rural Berks County near Reading. The tanker fire truck was traveling west on Pleasant Hill Rd. towards Rt. 222 when it was struck in the intersection of Rt. 222 and Pleasant Hill Rd. by a northbound tractor-trailer, causing the fire truck to roll over on its roof. The driver of the fire truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to Penn Sate St. Joseph Hospital to be evaluated. There were no other injuries. The fire truck was heavily damaged from the impact. An investigation was ongoing to find the cause of the accident. The fire at the Lehigh Cement Co. was minor in nature.

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