Monday, December 24, 2012
A 46-year-old man is facing charges after hitting one fire vehicle and ramming another on Sunday night.
According to Bensalem Police a Bensalem man driving a Pontiac G6
struck a William Penn Fire vehicle in the area of Bensalem Boulevard and
Donallen drive at approximately 5:10 p.m.
The driver of the fire vehicle was able to use his radio to call
for assistance. A Penndel Fire Truck that was returning from a fire call
came to aid the struck William Penn fire vehicle. Upon arrival, members
of Penndel Fire Company observed the suspect’s Pontiac stopped at the
red-light at Bensalem Boulevard and Hulmeville Road. The Penndel fire
truck blocked the vehicle to prevent the man from causing another
According to police the 46-year-old Pontiac driver revved his
engine and rammed the Penndel Fire Truck. Police said that a firefighter
was exiting the passenger side of the vehicle as the suspect revved his
engine. The firefighter was able to get back in the vehicle, avoiding
The suspect was the only person injured in the accident and police
said that alcohol or drugs appeared to be a factor in the accident.
The driver is currently hospitalized and will be charged with
aggravated assault, DUI and other related charges, police said.
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