Sunday, March 9, 2014

Vehicle vs. Semi Accident

Interstate 40 -

On March 9, 2014 at 8:01 am, firefighters received an alarm for a passenger car vs. semi on Interstate 40 at the 62 mile post westbound. E521 arrived on scene to find a Dodge Challenger in the median upright with moderate front end damage and extensive roof damage.  Both vehicle were traveling westbound when the passenger car struck the rear of the semi trailer. 

The passenger vehicle passed under the DOT safety bar on the trailer, shearing the A-post on the passenger side of the vehicle before entering the median where it came to rest.  Luckily there was no passenger in the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle was uninjured but visibly shaken from the collision.  The driver and passenger of the semi were uninjured as well. 
The Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division is conducting the investigation.  There were no traffic restrictions and the scene was cleared within an hour. 

Article by Engineer Chris Shaffer, Pinion Pine Fire District
Photos by Firefighter Aaron Volk, Pinion Pine Fire District

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