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Car Crashes into Fire Station in Northeast Philadelphia


Around 2:00 a.m. Friday on Van Kirk Street near Harbison Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia,  a driver crashed through the front of a fire station damaging a new ambulance.

Fire Chief, Charles Lepre told news that he was alerted to the noise when the car crashed through the doors and hit the medic unit.

Police reports says that the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The impact of the crash pushed the ambulance 6-8 feet back and caused extensive damage to the front-end of the vehicle. It was later towed from the scene.

The driver of the car was taken to a hospital in stable condition and was treated for minor injuries.

Lepre said that the driver and the firefighters were fortunate and that the station is usually very busy with people passing by the doors regularly. Someone could have easily been seriously injured. Luckily no one was.

Car Crashes due to Icy Conditions on Kelly Drive

On sunday afternoon, a car crashed on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park due to the icy conditions. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m.

The driver lost control of the car and knocked down a light pole.

The vehicle is reported to have stopped when the rear of the car hit a tree.

No reports of injuries have been made yet.

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