Article Submitted by Lieutenant Danny Zandvliet
Monday, March 19, 2012
Wintry Weather Causes Pile Up, Sending Three to Kingman Regional
On March 19, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Engine 526 and Engine 523 received an alarm for a reported motor vehicle accident on Interstate 40 at the 87 mile marker westbound, invovling multiple vehicles. As additional information was received by dispatch, reports stated multiple passenger cars and tractor trailers were involved with patients trapped and two tractor trailers on fire. At that time, Engine 511 was dispatched and Kingman Fire Departments Rescue 235 was placed on standby for mutual aid. Upon the first engine companies arrival, Lieutenant Danny Zandvliet reported multiple passenger cars and tractor trailers involved spanning approximately 300-400 feet on the Interstate with complete blockage and no fire present. Engine 511 and Engine 523 were canceled in route, while Engine 526's crew began patient care. On scene, Crew's requested the response of a second ambulance to the scene, three patients were transported to KRMC. A 100 gallon fuel spill was also controlled and contained at the scene from a semi involved in the incident. Units were on scene for 2 hours and the road was opened to one lane of traffic while the scene was cleared by tow and ADOT officials.