09/15/11 River Road MVA

Posted on September 15, 2011

Just before 4 PM on Thursday, September 15th, a single vehicle MVA occurred near the intersection of River and Olgers Roads. The vehicle left the roadway, overturned, and came to rest at the edge of the trees while facing the direction from which the driver came. Several passers-by stopped to check on the occupant before one of Company 4's members arrived on scene while heading home from work. Medic 42 responded and provided a patient assessment.

09/15/11 Route 1 And I-85 Spill

Posted on September 15, 2011

On the afternoon of 09/15/2011, just before rush hour traffic, a flatbed tractor/trailer had its load shift while on Interstate 85. The driver exited the interstate to check on the load and, upon entering the turn of the exit ramp, the contents began to fall to the roadway. Approximately 120 five gallon containers of sheet rock joint compound spilled onto the ramp from the interstate to Route 1. Engine 4 and Support 4 cleaned the containers and controlled traffic until the truck could be moved to a nearby rest stop. Later, Tanker 4 was sent to the scene to clean the spilled material to protect vehicles from being covered by the mess.

09/16/11 Interstate 85 HazMat Incident

Posted on September 16, 2011

At around 0530 on September 16th, Engine 4 and Truck 4 responded to an overturned tractor/trailer on Interstate 85. The truck impacted a large piece of construction equipment that had fallen from an earlier truck. The rig came to rest on the median guard rail and began spilling fluids while resting in both directions of travel. Upon arrival, crews recognized the spill and that the vehicle carried a 5.1 DOT hazard placard. The interstate was shut down for several hours while the Crater Regional HazMat team was dispatched to assess the leaking material. Fortunately the compromised containers were not the oxidizer that was on board. Also responding were Petersburg Engine 3, Medic 42, and Southside Virginia Emergency Crew. No serious injuries were reported and the interstate was reopened just before noon.

09/18/11 Namozine Road MVA

Posted on September 18, 2011

On Sunday afternoon, September 18th, Engine 4 responded to Namozine Road to assist Squad 2, Medic 12, and Medic 42 for an MVA. The vehicle left the roadway and reportedly rolled three time before impacting a tree. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was subsequently flow to the Medical College of Virginia for treatment.

The pictures show the impact with the tree just forward of the passenger compartment.