Sunday, February 19, 2012

Crews Respond to Fatality Rollover

On February 17, 2012 at 2:03 PM, an alarm was recieved for a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 40, near the 65 mile marker. E516 was dispatched and was on scene within 7 minutes to find a pickup truck on its side in the median. Upon further assessment, the driver was found to be deceased. Care was given to a passerby who cut themselves while attempting to rescue the driver and was released on scene. E516 used extrication tools to remove the driver from the vehicle. Traffic was reduced to 1 lane for one and a half hours during the incident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Dept. of Public Safety.

The vehicle rests on its side after rolling through the median
landing on the eastbound side of Interstate 40

Extrication tools were used to gain access
 to the drivers side of the vehicle.

Article Submitted by Engineer/EMT Ron Hood
Photos Submitted by Engineer/EMT Duane Dodds

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