At 05:30 on Sunday, April 2, the GFC, West Reading R64, and Western Berks Ambulance were dispatched to an MVA, with injuries, at EnerSys World Headquarters on southbound Rt. 183.
Upon arrival, the GFC crew found a Toyota sedan on it roof surrounded by debris from the EnerSys sign. The lone occupant of the vehicle was being treated by Western Berks Ambulance EMTs. There were no other vehicles involved.
GFC personnel assisted Western Berks with patient treatment and placement in the ambulance for transport. The patient was transported to the Reading Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Traffic was guided around the scene by Bern Township Fire Police.
The entire accident was witnessed by Bern Township Police Officer Doug Brown. He reported that the southbound sedan veered off the road onto the lawn owned by Teleflex. From there it proceeded southward where it crossed the entrance driveway into the EnerSys Headquarters Building, uprooted a stop sign, and jumped the curb onto the EnerSys lawn. From there it sideswiped a tree, continued into the EnerSys sign, destroying it, and finally came to rest on its roof.
The reason the vehicle left the road is under investigation by the Bern Township Police.
By 06:30 the vehicle was removed by V&M Towing and the GFC returned to the Station.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Chief Brian Fisher
FFs Dylan Matz, and Dave Steffey.
Fire Police Patrolman Donny Sando
Photographer Steve Spies