Driver successfully rescued from vehicle after going off turnpike bridge and landing on Plymouth Road in Plymouth Meeting

Friday afternoon was a busy day for Plymouth Township’s fire companies. While units from Plymouth Fire Company were assisting with a house fire in Norristown, the Harmonville Fire Company No. 1 responded to where the Pennsylvania Turnpike crosses over Plymouth Road in Plymouth Meeting to a vehicle accident. According to the report from Plymouth Fire Company, the vehicle had been traveling along the turnpike when it struck the barrier and flipped over going off the turnpike bridge and landing on Plymouth Road. The driver was trapped in the vehicle.

With Plymouth Fire Company committed to the fire, Harmonville Fire Company was assisted by Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company and Merion Fire Company of Ardmore. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle and then successfully extricated the driver. The rescue was completed in 15 minutes. The driver was transferred to the care of medics of Plymouth Community Ambulance Association – Medic 308. The severity of the driver’s injuries was not released.

Just before 13:00 hours as units from both Plymouth Township Fire Companies were committed on a working dwelling fire in…

Posted by Plymouth Fire Company No. 1 (Montco 43) on Friday, September 2, 2022

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