On November 27, 2014 at 7:50 am, E513 and C501 were dispatched to Interstate 40 near the 63 mile marker eastbound for a reported passenger car vs tractor trailer. Crews arrived on scene to find a passenger car that rear ended a tractor trailer that parked on the shoulder. Firefighters evaluated the patient and began patient care. The patient was removed from the vehicle, packaged and transported to an area hospital by ground with a laceration to the head. The driver stated the rising sun made it difficult to see the roadway where he began to drift and struck the parked vehicle on the shoulder. Luckily, there was no occupant in the passenger seat. No other injuries were reported.
Photos by Captain Gail Jackson, Pinion Pine Fire District