Monday, April 29, 2013
Cars tangle, pushing one car into a utility pole at an Upper Milford intersection, troopers report.
Two area residents were injured -- one moderately so -- recently when the driver attempted to avoid another vehicle that had pulled out in front of him in Upper Milford Township, according to police. Paul M. Fenstermaker, 80, of Macungie, was southbound on Kings Highway N. at 7:45 a.m. April 27, said state police at Fogelsville. A car driven by Garrett A. Horton, 20, also of Macungie, was headed west on E. Macungie Road and was stopped at the intersection with Kings Highway N. Horton stopped for a stop sign and pulled into the intersection, beginning his left-hand turn onto southbound Kings Highway N. Fenstermaker did not have a stop sign and tried to steer to avoid striking Horton's Acura Legend, police said. Fenstermaker's Lexus struck …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Emmaus woman lost control on curve in Upper Milford Township, troopers report.
An Emmaus woman was fortunate to escape a recent wild ride and rollover crash in Upper Milford Township, according to police. Kourtney C. Kellar, 19, was westbound on S. Fifth Street approaching Plainview Drive at 10:46 a.m. March 12 when she lost control on a curve, according to state police at Fogelsville. Kellar's Ford Fiesta crossed the road, plowed over a tree, hit a boulder and rolled onto the driver's side. Kellar was taken by Macungie Ambulance Corps to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for treatment of minor injuries, police said. She was charged with failing to drive at a safe speed, police said.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Driver in front of her stopped, but she did not in Lower Macungie crash, troopers say.
One of two drivers was badly hurt Wednesday morning following a crash at a busy Lower Macungie Township intersection, according to reports. Kelly A. Hamway, 42, whose hometown was not given by police, was involved in the 7:41 a.m. accident at Cedar Crest Boulevard and Lower Macungie Road, said state police at Fogelsville. Hamway and the other driver, Erin M. Miller, 20, of Emmaus were traveling northbound on Cedar Crest Boulevard. Miller was traveling in front of Hamway and stopped in the intersection to turn left onto Lower Macungie Road, police said. Hamway was unable to stop her Pontiac Grand Am in time and crashed into the back of Miller's Acura Integra. Hamway was transported to a local hospital by Macungie Ambulance Corps, police …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Three adults and two children sustained moderate to major injuries, police say.
The head-on crash that killed an Emmaus woman Wednesday also seriously injured five others. Brandi Kralik, 41, of 920 Chestnut St., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred just after 3 p.m. on Lower Macungie Road directly in front of Lower Macungie Middle School. Judith Lynn Perrin, 67, and Kristine Lynn Perrin, 42, both of Lower Macungie, and an unnamed 10-year-old boy all sustained major injuries, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville. Additionally, Ciera Destiny Bellsfield, 19, and an unnamed 16-year-old boy received moderate injuries, police said. All were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for treatment, they said. According to police, Judith Perrin was traveling west on Lower Macungie Road…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Macungie Ambulance Corps is beating the national average on cardiac arrest saves.
Last night, Chris Grebe, operations manager of the Macungie Ambulance Corps, delivered a special report to the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors highlighting Macungie Ambulance Corps activities for 2011. Grebe also shared some important information from early 2012. Grebe told the supervisors that earlier last night Macungie Ambulance had responded to a cardiac arrest call in Upper Milford Township at which that new cardiac equipment was put to the test. “It was the first time in my 18-year career that a heart attack patient was awake and talking to us when we brought him to the hospital,” Grebe said.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Only 1 percent of costs are directly covered by community tax dollars.
Chris Greb, operations manager of the Macungie Ambulance Corps, recently addressed Macungie Council with his biannual report on the first responders' helpful statistics. 1. Macungie Ambulance answered 3,103 emergency calls in 2011: 2. Money comes from several sources: 3. The Corps' Special Operations Team provided assistance throughout Lehigh County in 2011 at the Allentown gas explosion, the October snow storm and at the fire at the St. Lukes Hospital Anderson Campus. Other Special Operations Incidents included: 4. Macungie Ambulance took delivery of two new vehicles in 2011: 5. Macungie Ambulance operates four ambulances and several support units. In 2011, these units logged: These and other statistics are available on the Macungie …