Sunday, July 21, 2013

Morning Vehicle Accident

On July 21, 2013 at 8:13 am. Pinion Pine firefighters received an alarm for a motor vehicle rollover on Interstate 40 near the 81 mile marker westbound which brought the response of 1 Engine and 1 Chief Officer. Engine 526 and Batt. 5 arrived on scene to a single vehicle that rolled on the shoulder resting upright and sustained moderate damage with the sole occupant self extricated. Crews assessed the patient and took immobilization precautions. AMR arrived on scene, the patient was packaged and transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is unknown and being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol. The accident caused no lane restrictions or traffic flow issues.

Article by Lt. Ron Hood
Photos by Firefighter Heath Markley

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