06/11/14 129 W, 2 I - + 4 - 1 Pumper-Tanker Overturns in Wilkes County


From the Wilkes-Journal Patriot, a Moravian Falls Fire Department pumper-tanker overturned on West Meadows Road on Tuesday evening. The truck was being driven for a training exercise when it left the roadway between NC 16 South and Brocktown Road. There were no serious injuries. The apparatus sustained "substantial damage."

The cause is still being determined, but officials found that the right side of the unpaved road--an embankment weakened by recent heavy rain--had collapsed beneath the weight of the truck. Moravian Falls FD responded, along with Boomer FD, Wilkes Rescue Squad, and Wilkes EMS. Notes the story, there was a delayed response, as responders attempted to locate the specific section of West Meadows Road. Read the article.
 


 

Jule Hubbard/Wilkes Journal-Patriot photo







  
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