Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two injured in semi versus auto collision on 12th Street in Fife

Incident Date: 12/12/12
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 5310 12th Street East
Incident Type:  Motor Vehicle Crash

Narrative:  At 10:30 a.m. Tacoma Firefighters responded to a reported auto versus semi-truck accident. 

Companies arrived to find a van had been struck by a semi-truck and pushed into the side of on office building.  Complicating patient extrication was the threat of an electrical hazard from a power pole that was sheared off in the collision and lying on top of the semi-truck. 

Crews worked quickly to stabilize the scene, remove the patients from the van and transport the two occupants to area hospitals. While the building was occupied at the time of the crash, fortunately, no one was in that particular office at the time of the accident.

TFD and Fife Police Department Incident Commanders are currently coordinating the removal of the vehicle from the building, conducting a structural assessment of the severity of damage to the building, and keeping the scene clear and safe as public utilities works on restoring the power to the area.