Saturday, February 25, 2012

Crew Responds To Early Morning Accident

On February 25, 2012 at 2:30 AM, E516 and C501 were dispatched to Interstate 40, mile marker 58.5 for a motor vehicle accident involving two tractor trailers. Units arrived on scene to find both semi's blocking eastbound traffic with heavy damage to the front of one semi and the rear of the other. Both occupants were checked by EMS personnel, the driver of the second semi was transported to KRMC with minor injuries. The #1 semi was traveling at approx. 40 mph when the second semi failed to negotiate around him which was traveling at highway speed. Traffic was reduced to the shoulder for 1 hour while recovery crews removed the vehicle from the roadway.

The second semi had moderate to heavy damage
to the motor compartment.

Article Submitted by Engineer/EMT Ron Hood
Photo Submitted by Firefighter/EMT Aaron Volk

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