Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
September 26, 2011
Car Accident on Mt. Ephraim Avenue & Route 130


This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department called Camden Fire Department: The Fires of the Summer of 2011. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey. 

On Monday, September 26, 2011 Camden Fire Department, police, and EMS units responded to calls regarding an automobile accident on Mount Ephraim Avenue and Route 130. Engine Company 10 was sent first from its nearby firehouse on Morgan Boulevard. With one person trapped inside a vehicle, Rescue Company 1 was summoned and after a car door was removed, the victim was removed from the automobile for medial treatment. 

Dave Boone, who lives nearby, heard the sirens and witnessed the rescue operation.

I heard the sirens around 4:00 so I walked up the street to see what was going on. A two car accident had occurred at the intersection of Route 130 and the Black Horse Pike [Black Horse Pike is called Mt. Ephraim Avenue east of Route 130- PMC], involving an older Buick and a newer Mercedes convertible. One of them had ran the light. Engine 10, Rescue 1 and Battalion 1, along with two UMDH ambulances and many police cars were on the scene. Rescue 1 was placed in service to remove the driver's door on the Mercedes in order to back-board the driver out. One other person in the Buick also was also transported to the hospital.

Fire Dispatcher Matt DeGailler, who was on duty, provided the following account of the incident.

On Monday, September 26 at 1541 hours, Engine 10 was dispatched for several calls reporting an accident at Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Route 130. Rescue 1 and Battalion 1 were added at 1548 hours for additional reports stating one occupant was trapped. Battalion 1 arrived and reported Rescue 1 was operating with a door removal. The victim was extricated at 1601 hours.

As with the web page covering other Camden Fire Department events, if you can identify anyone that I've missed, please e-mail me. (I'm terrible at at names and faces).

Phil Cohen
September 27 2011


 

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