On Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at approximately 2:24 p.m., a two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Commonwealth and Northampton Boulevard in the Pine Lake Park section of Manchester Township.
A Manchester Volunteer Fire Company engine was traveling east on Commonwealth Boulevard in response to an emergency call with emergency lights activated. The fire engine was carrying four volunteer firefighters aboard when the driver, 45 year old Dale Herbert, braked and swerved to avoid a vehicle that had pulled out onto Commonwealth from Northampton Boulevard.
Carol Olson, 79, who resides in Manchester, was operating a 2013 Hyundai Elantra northbound on Northampton at the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard. Ms. Olsen has stopped at the intersection, but then pulled out in front of the fire engine to make a right turn on to Commonwealth.
The crash occurred within the intersection and the Hyundai was struck on the driver’s side. That vehicle sustained damage and was towed from the scene.
No patients required hospitalization as a result of the crash. The driver of the Hyundai, Ms. Olson, refused medical attention, but complained of hand pain.
This crash is under investigation by Patrolman Antonio Ellis of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Section