Pickup & Camper Overturn in Greensboro
By JAMES ROBERTS III, Correspondent | June 02, 2021 | FLORIDA
Story No. 060221106
Photo by LT Jim Roberts/Mount Pleasant VFDCamper and truck overturn on Interstate 10 near the 170 MM.
Photo by LT Jim Roberts / Mount Pleasant VFD
GREENSBORO, FL - At 4:23 P.M. on June 2nd, Mount Pleasant VFD was dispatched to a reported motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and camper that overturned on Interstate 10 westbound, near the 170 mile marker. Fire Chief Ed Cullifer and Lieutenant Jim Roberts responded to the scene with Rescue 3. This was a joint response with Sycamore Vol. FD, City of Quincy FD and the City of Chattahoochee FD.
Upon arrival, Lt. Roberts advised that there was a single vehicle towing a camper that had rolled over, and that both lanes of Interstate 10 westbound were blocked. The Florida Highway Patrol requested the rescue to take up a position on the west side of the scene to provide assistance with removing the camper from the roadway with the winch.
Firefighters, with the assistance of the FDOT Road Ranger, were able to partially remove the camper from the road to open a single lane westbound. During the operation a propane tank on the camper started to leak on the camper and operations were halted. Firefighters pulled a handline and worked to secure the leak.
Gadsden County Emergency Medical Services were able to assess and initiate treatment for the occupants on scene and transport them to the hospital for further treatment.
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