A West Reading Fire Department rescue truck crashed in Bern Township as it was responding to a fire alarm in a hangar at Reading Regional Airport, officials said Sunday.
No one was injured in the accident, which happened Saturday about 9:45 a.m. on Arnold Road, police said.
The road was closed for about two hours between Van Reed and Leisz's Bridge roads.
Police gave this account:
Ronald Adams, a volunteer firefighter with the West Reading department, was responding to a fire alarm at a hangar owned by Quest Diagnostics Inc.
The West Reading truck was called as a backup for the Greenfields Fire Company, which was the first to respond to the alarm.
Adams lost control of the truck as it went around a corner on Arnold Road.
The truck went off the road, veered back onto the road, then crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic.
When Adams tried to steer back to the correct lane, the truck flipped onto its side.
Adams was the only firefighter in the truck.
Volunteers from Greenfields found no fire at the hangar.
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