Thursday, March 31, 2011

NB I-5 @ 56th Street Car Fire

Incident Date: 3/31/2011
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: NB I-5 south of 56th Street
Incident Type: Motor Vehicle Crash

Narrative: At 9:35 p.m. TFD dispatched units for a reported car versus semi-truck collision with a fire.  First arriving units found a vehicle that had rolled over and was off to the side of the road fully involved in flames.   Crews temporarily blocked all lanes of the freeway while they battled the fire and assessed the vehicles occupants for injuries. Heavy wreckers were called in to stabilize the semi-truck that was also damaged and tilting over.

One patient was transported from the scene to a local area hospital.

Photos Courtesy WSDOT