08/03/13 64 W, 1 I - + 2 - 2 Vehicle Versus Tobacco Field

As posted to JocoFire.com. Driver lost control on Lassiter Road in Johnston County. First responder was 50-210 Fire Department. Driver declined transport by Four Oaks EMS. See original posting on the site's home page. Open question for readers, what are some of the more unusual vehicle versus ______ incidents you've encountered?

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A “dead truck” (one that hauls dead hogs from hog houses) was traveling down I-40 at 2 AM and the PTO somehow went in gear and the trailer elevated itself into the dumping mode. When it went under a overpass the trailer struck the whole underside of the bridge putting concrete pieces all over the highway striking several vehicles and others hitting them causing them to have damage to tires. Our department was paged to debrie in the roadway, no further until checked enroute then advised same was a possible bridge collapse. We stood by for several hours until DOT shut down the bridge and the roadway and a temporary fix had to be done to open area up. Of course this happened during the summertime and traffic backups were terrible for the next week. Never a dull moment down East!
car3550 - 08/03/13 - 22:34

Older guy driving a Lincoln Town Car swerved off the side of the road into a field to avoid rear-ending another car on Allen Rd. in Pitt Co. (Red Oak VFD) and ended up with the bumpers on either side of an irrigation ditch between fields. He needed some help getting out of his car as he was about seven feet off the ground and didn’t want to jump.

Then there was the car vs. horse on US 17 N (Old Ford VFD, Beaufort Co.). Horse got loose from OFVFD member’s pasture in the middle of the night and was struck in the hind legs by a car. Shattered both hind legs of the horse. Not a pretty site for the owners or equine fans.

Then there was the truck vs. boat in Washington, NC (Washington FD) in the middle of US 17 and US 264 intersection. Driver towing the boat didn’t secure it to the trailer and lost the boat from the trailer taking the corner. The boat was struck by another truck.
Duda (Email) - 08/05/13 - 10:08

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