On January 1, 2017, the Lancaster Township Fire Department was dispatched for a class 2 accident at Columbia Avenue and Jackson Drive in front of Stone Mill Plaza. Lancaster Chief Ron Comfort, Jr., called in the accident, which was between a pickup and a crossover vehicle with two people injured. The male driver of the crossover was experiencing neck and back pain and the male passenger complaining of neck and arm pain. After the collision the pickup continued approximately 100 feet in the eastbound lane of Columbia. Firefighters removed the driver’s door with hydraulic cutters and spreaders and Lancaster EMS personnel easily transferred the injured to an awaiting stretcher and transported them to the hospital. Manheim Township Police, assisted by Manor Township Police officers, conducted a field sobriety test of the pickup truck driver, and he was released.
– Fire News photo by Greg Leaman