On Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm, Kingman Alarm dispatched Kingman E221, E211, R235 and Batt. 2 for a reported vehicle rollover on Interstate 40 near mile marker 58 westbound with occupants trapped. Once in route, Batt. 2 requested Pinion Pine E521 to respond due to the close proximity to district boundaries. E521 arrived on scene with E221 and Batt. 2 to find a single vehicle rollover blocking both lanes of westbound traffic. The driver of the vehicle was self extricated but the passenger was still inside the vehicle. Firefighters were able to gain access to the passenger without using extrication tools, and treat his injuries.
Both patients were transported by ground to KRMC in stable condition. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol. Interstate 40 westbound was closed for roughly 15 minutes then reduced to the shoulder while fire personnel worked.
Story by Lieutenant Ron Hood, Pinion Pine Fire District
Photos by Engineer Heath Markley, Pinion Pine Fire District