Dragged Firefighter Listed In Fair Condition The Norristown Man Charged With Running Into Him Remains In Jail.

Posted: June 17, 1998

A firefighter dragged several yards by a speeding vehicle that rushed past a five-vehicle pileup at a Plymouth intersection was listed in fair condition yesterday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Krause, 21, of Plymouth, suffered broken bones and cuts when, police said, a four-wheel-drive vehicle driven by Luther Harling, 30, of Norristown, struck him about 1:15 p.m. Monday at Sandy Hill and Belvoir Roads, leaving him trapped briefly under the vehicle.

Plymouth police fired 10 shots at Harling - who minutes earlier had led police in nearby Norristown on a chase through borough streets after nearly injuring an officer and two pedestrians - in an effort to stop him. Harling, who was not injured, was charged with attempted vehicular homicide and remained in the Montgomery County Prison yesterday, with bail set at $250,000 cash.

Daniel Jackson, 37, of Downingtown, a victim of the pileup, was listed in fair to serious condition yesterday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police said the accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Stephen S. Buxton, 29, of Royersford, ran a red light on Belvoir Road and struck a second vehicle traveling east on Sandy Hill Road. The second vehicle was propelled an estimated 20 feet into the air and landed on top of a third vehicle, which Jackson was driving.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the accident. No charges have been filed in connection with it.

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