...once again a CAREER CRIMINAL tragically impacts the FIRE SERVICE.
As posted earlier, a 3-year-old girl was killed in Trenton (New Jersey) during Friday nights accident and a 3-year-old boy suffered fractures in both of his legs. The crash occurred between the Trenton fire apparatus and a Ford Pickup. The driver of the apparatus was identified as Firefighter Ronald D. Hubscher, Jr., 46, and the driver of the pickup truck was identified as William N. Parks, 67. FF Hubscher suffered a sprained wrist and Parks suffered a knee injury.
TFD Engine #6 was southbound on Route #129 responding to a crash that occurred on Route #1 north and 129 North. The fire apparatus was responding with lights and siren, and upon attempting to make a U-turn in order to proceed north on Route 129, a pickup truck, also traveling southbound, crashed into the fire apparatus while attempting to pass the fire truck in the left lane. The driver of the pick up truck lost control of his vehicle and struck the metal light post severing it at the base. During this time the pick up truck struck the 3-year-old girl with the front end of the truck.
It should be noted that Criminal Parks was driving with a suspended driver's license. Parks was charged with driving with a suspended license, one count of causing injury, one count of causing death and failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle....and will be facing additional charges.