Fire log

July 31, 2008

Car accidents

•    On July 11 at 12:59 p.m., crews responded to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Williston Road and Industrial Avenue. They found three vehicles had collided with each other in a domino effect. According to the fire report, a 2004 Kia sedan rear-ended a 1996 Dodge Dakota, which in turn rear-ended a 1997 Mercury Marquis.
St. Michael’s College Rescue and Essex Rescue responded to reports of injuries. Patients from the Kia and Mercury were transported to Fletcher Allen Healthcare.
Fire crews cleaned up the fluids at the accident site. Engines 3 and 4 responded, along with the Hazmat truck and command car. Seven crew members were on scene.

•    A multi-vehicle accident was reported on July 15 at 3:51 p.m. Crews responded to the intersection of Industrial Avenue and North Brownell Road to find a Ford F-150 had rear-ended a Ford Ranger. Both cars had significant damage.
St. Michael’s College Rescue responded to the scene and transported two patients from the Ford Ranger to Fletcher Allen Health Care. The driver of the F-150 refused treatment.
Fire crews assisted in patient care and cleaned an oil and gas spill from the accident site. Engine 3 and the Hazmat truck responded. Six crew members were on scene for 45 minutes.

•    Crews responded to a multi-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Taft Corners Shopping Center on July 20 at 5:03 p.m. A Ford Taurus and Chrysler Town & Country collided, receiving moderate damage. There were 10 patients on scene, but no major injuries and all parties refused treatment.
Soon after, at 5:11 p.m., a multi-vehicle accident was reported on Interstate 89 northbound, one mile south of exit 12. Three vehicles were involved, with two crashing into a guardrail. Two cars drove off before crews arrived and one car was towed. Vermont State Police also responded.
Engines 1 and 3 responded to both scenes, along with the Hazmat vehicle and cars 2 and 3. Eleven crew members responded to both, as well.

Information provided by Williston Fire Department.