2-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion leads to fire

By­standers helped driver out of ve­hi­cle, EMS treated her for non-life threat­en­ing in­juries

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - LOCAL NEWS - By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @kutztownpatriot on Twit­ter

Fleet­wood Po­lice were dis­patched to a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent with a fire at Criss­cross Road and Len­hart Road in Rich­mond Town­ship at 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Fleet­wood Po­lice re­port that Doug San­ders, Kutz­town, was driv­ing west­bound on Criss­cross Road, when he stopped at stop sign. Think­ing there was a three-way stop, he pro­ceeded to turn left onto Len­hart Road into the path of a ve­hi­cle driven by Su­san Jones, Top­ton, who was driv­ing east­bound on Criss­cross Road.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, both airbags de­ployed in the ve­hi­cle driven by Jones. There was a fire in­side her pas­sen­ger com­part­ment. By­standers were able to get Jones out of the ve­hi­cle.

EMS at­tended Jones with non-life threat­en­ing in­juries and trans­ported her to Le­high Val­ley Hospi­tal Cedar Crest.

Po­lice were as­sisted on scene by Fleet­wood Fire and Fire Po­lice, Wal­nut­town Fire and Life Lion EMS.

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