Two Tractor-Trailers Collide, One Burns
911PHOTOGRAPHY CHIEF HONCHO STEVE ROTH was a man of many hats Monday when he was right behind a rear-end collision of two tractor trailer rigs in dense fog on U. S. 15 in Adams County, Pennsylvania. He donned his first hat when he reported the accident to the Adams County 911 Center, then switched to his EMT hat to make sure the drivers were out and ok. Just then a fire started up in the engine area of the 2nd truck that had rear-ended the other.
Steve's firefighter hat didn't stay on too long because his personal fire extinguisher was depleted quickly with minimal effect. York Springs Engine 9-2 and Ambulance 9A arrived to find the truck's cab fully involved. After a brief session wearing his traffic controller's cap, Steve put on his photographer's backwards ball cap and began shooting the action using both still and video cameras.
He tells us that the engine used a 1-¾" line for the knockdown and followed up with foam application for the burning fuel that was leaking onto the roadway. The drivers were checked for minor injuries and apparently not transported. Tanker 9 and Engine 25-2 from Heidlersburg assisted as did the Adams County Haz-Mat unit.
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