At approximately 2:28 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2014, a Manchester Volunteer Fire Department ladder truck struck a parked vehicle while en route to a fully involved structure fire at the intersection of Reigate Lane and Newbury Row in the Leisure Knoll development.

DSC_0006 The ladder truck was being operated by 44-year-old volunteer fireman Vincent F. Conti of Manchester. Additionally, there were four volunteer firemen aboard the ladder truck at the time of the crash.

The parked vehicle, a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, color silver, was registered to Robert S. Whitlock, who resides on Newbury Row. The vehicle had been moved away from the fire scene and was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

The driver of the ladder truck was attempting to navigate the intersection which was congested with emergency vehicles and fire hoses when the rear driver side corner of the ladder truck swung wide, sideswiping the parked car causing damage to the driver side.

DSC_0023No injuries were reported at the scene and the ladder truck crew was not delayed in assisting with the fire scene as a result of the crash. This crash is under investigation by Patrolman Antonio Ellis of the Manchester Township Police Traffic Safety Section