After several nights of fireworks going off in the city, Ralph Serpe was enjoying a bit of quiet late Sunday night as he prepared for the coming week at his home in the 300 block of East Market Street.
It was that quiet that made what he heard just before midnight all the more jarring.
On Serpe’s Nest video camera — time-stamped at 11:50 p.m. — a York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services truck can be seen entering the frame.
Then, a second after the truck is out-of-view, a collision is heard, its impact reverberating off nearby buildings.
Serpe said the collision at East Market and North Broad streets illustrates what he has realized after living near the intersection for 11 years: That it is a dangerous one, particularly in the directions the two vehicles were traveling.
The motorcycle rider, whose name was not released, suffered severe injuries after being thrown and was not wearing a helmet. The rider was admitted to York Hospital for treatment, a city news release said.
As of Monday afternoon, state police also had not released the name of the fire truck driver. None of the three firefighters in the truck were injured, the city release said.
According to a York city news release, Engine 99-1 was on its way to a residential structure fire in the first block of North State Street. State police said the truck was headed east on East Market Street with its emergency lights and sirens activated.
As the truck approached the intersection with North Broad Street, it had a red light and so it slowed down to clear the intersection, state police said.