On April 4, 2013 E521 and C501 were dispatched to Interstate 40 near mile marker 65 westbound for an officer involved rollover accident. Units arrived to find a single DPS Highway Patrol unit that had rolled approximately three times with heavy damage resting wheels down. The officer was already self extricated from the vehicle and was being assessed by AMR. The officer was transported by ground to an area hospital with minor injuries. The accident is under investigation by DPS but is believed to be caused by a drivers side rear tire failure. No other individuals were injured and traffic was not affected while crews were on scene.
Photo and Article by Lt. Ron Hood