By Steven Henshaw, Reading Eagle:
Four people were injured Wednesday morning when an Exeter Township Fire Department vehicle collided with a heavy-duty work truck during an emergency call in the township, police said.
The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. on an icy stretch of Shelbourne Road near Wingspread Drive. The half-mile stretch south of the intersection with Gibraltar Road was closed for six hours while an accident reconstruction team investigated.
Township Fire Chief Robert F. Jordan said two part-time paid firefighters, Michael Roth and Edgar Weitzel, were taken by ambulance to Reading Hospital. Roth was released after receiving emergency department care but Weitzel was undergoing further tests.
Jordan said he visited both men in the hospital after the crash and they were both alert and talking.
Roth was driving the utility vehicle, called a quick response vehicle, or QRV, and they were heading to Route 422 and Walmart for a report of an unconscious person, police said.
The fire department vehicle slid on a patch of ice and swiped a utility pole before crossing into the opposite lane and colliding with an oncoming Sensenig & Weaver Well Drilling truck, police said.
Read the full report here.