Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dump Truck Crash N. 36th Street

Incident Date: 5/2/12
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: N. 36th and N. Lawrence Street
Incident Type: Motor Vehicle Crash

Narrative: At 10:00 a.m. Tacoma Firefighters were called for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a dump truck.

The first arriving engine company found a dump truck that was fully loaded with asphalt had crashed into a parked car, smashed through a concrete barrier and came to rest lodged against a large tree.  TFD's hazardous materials team and tech rescue team were called in to stabilize the scene, determine if any of the fluids from the vehicles were leaking and prevent the truck from sliding any further.

One patient was transported from the scene, and the Tacoma Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.

The road remains closed from Alder Way (at Ruston Way) and North Warner Street, while the asphalt is removed from the vehicle and tow trucks can clear the wreckage.