On May 29, 2013 around 4:15 pm, Pinion Pine firefighters responded to Interstate 40 near the 67 mile marker westbound for a motor vehicle rollover with entrapment. E521 crew arrived on scene to find a pickup truck hauling a trailer that had left the roadway and rolled several times before resting upright on Nellie Drive, the frontage road that runs along the north side of Interstate 40 from the Blake Ranch Rd exit.
Both patients had to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle refused medical treatment. The front seat passenger stated they had hit their head and lost consciousness and complained of lower back pain. The patient was treated by fire and EMS personnel and transported by ground to an area hospital in stable condition. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol. Crews were on scene for approximately one hour, and Interstate traffic was not interrupted from the incident.
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Photo by Firefighter Stephan Little
Article by Lt. Ron Hood