Police arrested a Bensalem driver who they say intentionally crashed into a fire truck while under the influence.
Police say the ordeal began Sunday around 5:10 p.m. after Bensalem Township Police responded to the area of Bensalem Boulevard and Hulmeville Road for a hit and run accident. Police reported a Pontiac G6 had struck a William Penn Fire pickup truck. After the vehicle called in for help, investigators say a Penndel Fire truck that had just cleared a fire call in Penndel came to Bensalem to provide assistance.
When the Penndel truck arrived, police say the driver spotted the hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle at a red light on Bensalem and Hulmeville. The fire truck pulled in front of the vehicle to prevent any further accidents, according to investigators. As a fireman exited the passenger side of the truck and the light turned green, the suspect allegedly revved his engine and intentionally slammed into the fire truck.
The fireman managed to escape unharmed however and the suspect, who police say is a 46-year-old man from Bensalem, was the only one hurt in the crash.
The suspect was taken to the hospital and will be charged with aggravated assault, DUI and other related offenses. If you have any information on this accident, please call Officer J. Hordijenko or Officer J. Stahl at (215) 633-3700.