On the morning of June 3, 2013 around 7:15 am, Pinion Pine firefighters responded to Interstate 40, mile marker 62.5 westbound for a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. R525 and C501 arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the crossover with moderate front end damage and all occupants out of the vehicle.
The 2 occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and were treated on scene and transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle stated a tractor trailer abruptly cut in front of him to make a U-turn in the crossover section of the median, resulting in him striking the trailer of the vehicle. The collision reduced westbound traffic to the slow lane for approximately 20 minutes while crews were on scene. The accident is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured in the collision.
|Firefighter Neal Raines, Lt. Ron Hood and AMR personnel |
treat the driver of the pickup truck.
Photos by Captain Gail Jackson
Article by Lt. Ron Hood