|Fri, Jan 20th, 2017 5:26:00 am -
Early Friday morning brought 3 vehicle accidents calls within an hour and a half of each other to station 45. The first accident was dispatched at 5:26 at the intersection of Route 30 & Vintage Rd (Paradise Twp). Additonal received via LCWC was "two vehicles, one trapped with no blocking, only two people involved"
Chief 45 got on scene and reported there to be a "two vehicle accident with confinement in the one vehicle". There was no entrapment, but Rescue 42 was to continue in to extract the patient who was confined. Engine 45-2 & Squad 45-1 both responded with a full crew and assisted with traffic control around the incident, patient care and stabilized the vehicles involved. EMS care was provided via Ambulance 43-1 & 43-2. Once the "door was popped" via the rescue crews the patient was placed in the care of EMS. The vehicles were removed via Absolute Towing, LLC.
As crews were still on the scene of the first accident, LCWC reported their to be a second accident in the area of Route 30 & McCilvaine Rd (Paradise Twp). The additional reported was "2 vehicles, unknown injuries, no blocking". The first call was wrapped up and Engine 45-2 & Chief 45 responded to this call. Chief 45 reported "two vehicles, which had rear-ended each other". There were no reported injuries. Traffic control was provided via Engine 45-2 crews and Ambulance 43-2 provided patient care.
Squad 45-1 has been providing traffic control at the intersection of Route 30 & Vintage Rd from the first accident. Crews were about to clear from this incdent when they witnessed a third accident occur right in front of them. It was a dump truck vs 3 other vehicles. Captain 45-1 (David Ray Stoltzfus) reported the accident to LCWC. He requested Rescue 47 for a possible entrapment as the dump truck was on its side. There was complete blocking of Route 30. He also requested for two ALS & BLS units. Upon further investigation their was no entrapment, but Route 30 was going to be shut down for an extended amount of time due to clean-up efforts. The dump-truck contained a load of sand. Crews assisted the driver of the dump-truck from exiting his vehicle. EMS care was provided via Ambulance 43-2, 49-1 & Medic 56-6 & 4-40. Null's towing removed all vehicles from the scene and provided clean-up. Additional fire police was provided by station 42, 47, 51 & 52.
Station 45 went available at 9:02am.
Thanks to all stations who assisted with these 3 calls and also thank you to Null's Towing for help with the third call.
Submitted by: FF/EMT- Rachel Brubaker