At 11:07, Thursday, March 30, the GFC, along with Bernville E29, Mt. Pleasant R30, Western Berks L18, and Schuylkill Valley EMS received a dispatch to a building collapse at T&C’s Market on Rt. 183 and West Leesport Rd.
Upon arrival the GFC crew found that a Honda Yaris had jumped a parking space curb and struck the wall of Joey Peeps Pizza Parlor. The impact caused debris to land inside the restaurant causing a patron sitting next to the wall to leap to safety. Neither the driver, nor the restaurant patron was injured.
The GFC crew inspected the damage to the building and determined that the building was safe for occupancy. A final determination of damage to the building will be made by the Bern Township Building inspector. The vehicle was not derivable and had to be removed by V&M Towing.
The cause of the accident is unclear and is being investigated by the Bern Township Police.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Chief Brian Fisher
Assistant Chief Terry Royce
FFs Billy Pagan, Dylan Matz, Dylan Noll, Dave Steffey, and Dylan Heckman
Photographer Steve Spies