Driver Hits Cherry Hill Fire Vehicle on I-295, Needs Firefighters to Extract Them


Firefighters responding to a highway incident stopped to free a driver who struck their vehicle and became trapped. This is a developing story.

By Matt Skoufalos | January 14, 2023

Cherry Hill Ladder 13 fire vehicle hit on I-295. Credit: Cherry Hill FD.

A parked Cherry Hill fire vehicle responding to an incident on I-295 Saturday early morning was struck by another driver.

The crash happened at 3:16 a.m. at mile 33.6 of I-295 southbound, New Jersey State Trooper II Charles Marchan said.

The driver who hit the fire vehicle became trapped in their own vehicle after the collision.

Firefighters extracted them with hydraulic tools and administered aid, according to a statement from the Cherry Hill Fire Department (CHFD).

The driver, who has not been identified, was treated at the scene, and subsequently transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Marchan said.

The incident remains under investigation.

Cherry Hill firefighters issued a general note for drivers: slow down as you approach the scene of an emergency, and move over to allow first responders to work safely.

This is a developing story. Stick with NJ Pen for updates.

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