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Overturned Truck in Chattahoochee Prompts Mutual Aid Response

By JAMES ROBERTS III, Correspondent | December 12, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 121220103

Chattahoochee, FL - At 8:00 A.M. on December 12th, the City of Chattahoochee Fire Department and Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash reported as an overturned gas truck, with a fuel leak and entrapment on Main Street, just South of Pine Street in Chattahoochee.

Responding units requested the City of Tallahassee Hazardous Materials Team, the regional HazMat Team, to be placed on stand by due to the initial reports of a gas truck that had rolled over.

Upon arrival, personnel found an overturned box truck, leaking fluids and no entrapment. For reasons unknown, the box truck traveling North on Main Street struck several parked vehicles along the side of the roadway and overturned. Scene assessment by first arriving units found small amount of DEF and oil leaking from the truck, which was contained quickly and allowed for the cancellation of the HazMat Team.

Gadsden EMS assessed the driver of the box truck who was not injured in the crash. Personnel remained on scene until all of the vehicles were up-righted and safe.

The truck was hauling a couple of pallets of packages for delivery to the local Post Office. Once completed everyone made a detour to the Post Office so Firefighters and tow operators could assist the Post Office workers with unloading the packages for processing and subsequent delivery, everyone helping to make sure that the mail gets through.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.