Monday, November 23, 2009

Richmond Fire handles traffic accident on I-95.

At 0723 hours, Richmond Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to I-95 Southbound near the Hermitage Road overpass for a traffic accident involving a tractor trailer and a car. E-16 arrived on scene and discovered one person trapped. E-16 extricated the person from the vehicle and requested the HazMat Team for a ruptured saddle tank. Rescue 3 and HazMat 3 was added to the assignment and arrived on-scene to discover that the truck had hit the concrete bridge and had lost about 50 gallons of diesel fuel. Units did capture some diesel and placed it in an oil drum and place absorbent down. A clean up contractor was notified to assist with the clean up and removal of the diesel. All units cleared at 1022 hours.