Thursday, May 28, 2015

Auto-Aid Vehicle Accident on Interstate 40

Interstate 40 -

On May 27, 2015 around 4:10 PM, Kingman alarm began receiving 911 calls for a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 40 near mile marker 58 westbound. Initial reports indicated a head on type collision with a semi and U-haul truck which brought a mutli-agency rescue assignment consisting of two engines, two rescues and two chief officers.

Pinion Pine Engine 523 was the first arriving unit and advised of a pickup truck on its side and a tractor trailer, both on the shoulder and blocking the slow lane with heavy damage. The balance arrived and crews began checking for injuries and mitigating a fuel leak. The occupant of the semi was uninjured and refused medical care while the driver of the pickup was treated on scene for minor injuries and transported by ground to Kingman Regional Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

The accident is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, although the driver of the pickup stated for an unknown reason, his vehicle traveling eastbound left the roadway, traveled through the median and struck the side of the semi trailer, ripping the tandem set of wheels out from under the trailer. Resources during the incident included E221, R235, Battalion 2 and FP 4 from the City of Kingman, Pinion Pine resources included E523, R525 and C501. Arizona DPS and ADOT provided traffic control.

Article by Captain Ron Hood
Photos by Captain Gail Jackson

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