MVC Involving Fire I-476 NB
At 2300hrs the Broomall Fire Co. was alerted to an accident involving fire on I-476 NB near MM 8.4, Marple Twp. Rescue 53 arrived to find a two vehicle accident involving an SUV that struck a disabled tractor on the shoulder of the highway. The crew from Rescue 53 initiated fire attack on the burning tractor assisted by crews from Engine 53 and Springfield Fire Co.
The single occupant of the SUV was evaluated by EMS (Marple EMS & Springfield Ambulance Corps/Crozer Health Medic 106) and released with no injuries.
The cause of the accident is under investgation by PSP. Crews from Co. 53 stood by to provide traffic control in the storms while K&S Towing worked to clear the scene.