DODGE TRUCK PULLING FIFTH WHEEL WRECK
BUSY DAY LABOR DAY MONDAY . MY SON AND I WERE OUT AT AN ACCEDENT SCENE 40
MILES EAST OF TOWN WHEN WE GOT A CALL FOR A VAN VERSUS TRUCK PULLING A
FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER BLOCKING STATE ROUTE 101 . THE STATE PATROL OFFICER
THAT WAS OUT WITH OUR FIRAST ACCEDENT WAS THE ONLY TROOPER ON MONDAY
MORNING . HE TOOK OFF AND MINUTES LATER I GOT A CALL FROM THE SHERIFFS
DEPARTMENT TO RESPOND TO THE SAME WRECK . I CALLED MY NEW DRIVER TYE AND
MY OLD BROTHER BOB TO RESPOND WITH MY TWO FLATBEDS . WE TOOK OFF AND GOT
TO THE SCENE ABOUT 4 MINUTES BEHIND THE FLATBEDS . WE DIDN'T GET MUCH OF
THE WRECK ON VIDIEO BECAUSE THE ROAD WAS SO JAMMED UP WITH LABOR DAY
TRAFFIC WE COULDN'T FOOL AROUND .
WE DID FIND OUT THE DRIVER OF THE VAN HAS A POSSIBLE BROKEN CLAVICLE .
Chevy Rescues Ford Pickup in Deep Water, Grayland, Washington
It was about 1:00 PM today 7/17/2010 when a driver and 3 passengers were
traveling south on the Grayland beach. About 5 miles south of Westport. It
is legal to drive on the uppermost part of the wet sand on the beach in
Grayland. They were traveling along the surf line when they drove out onto
a sand spit. The driver drove off the sand spit into a deep trench caused
by tidal action. The impact was vilant enought to send one passenger to the
hospital with a non- life threatining head injury. She was treated by
Grayland Fire Department and South Beach EMS then transported to Grays
Harbor Community Hospital. The male driver and two other female passengers
were uninjured other than being very cold and wet. A very dedicated tow
truck operator, Justin Jones with South Beach Towing raced to the scene and
quickly got to work. Justin along with the driver of the pickup waded
shoulder deep threw the cold salt water, to connect a tow rope to the Ford
Diesel Pickup and pulled the rope with a South Beach Towing pickup breaking
the strong suction of the soft sand holding the partially submereged
vehical in place. Once the suction of the sand was releaved the pickup
began to float as water rushed up the hood and icechests floated about the
back of the pickup. Justin Jones, the tow truck operator worked hard to get
the Ford to dry land however he estimates that the diesel pickup will be a
total loss. A Washington State Park Officer stated that the driver will be
issued a citation however it was unknown what citation he will be issueing.
I do know it is unlawful to drive next to the surf line at low tide do to
that being razor clam habitat. UPDATE 7/24/2010. I just found out that the
lady transported to the hospital sustained a broken neck. I hope she has a
speedy full recovery.
It woukld appear that there was an electrical short under the hood of the
2010 ford f450 super duty 4x4 ambulance . One of the district fire
fighters smelled smoke and discovered flames shooting out from under the
front of the ambulance . The were able to get the first response fire
truck out of the truck bay next to the ambulance . and knock down the
flames . Captaing Karvia was not at the station but when he heard them
tone out for a fully involved ambulance fire inside station one he called
me on his cell phone and asked me to respond with my wrecker to see if I
could help . When I arrived on scene the fire was 75 percent out . I
backed up to the front of the ambulance and hooked my two safety chains to
the bumper and dragged it out into the open . The station suffered in
excess of $100,00 in smoke damage and the ambulance was a total loss .
Longbeach fire and Ilwaco fire rolled units to back up Fire District # 1
. Everyone did a great job in saving the station and all of its equipment
. Also Good thiniking on Captain Karvia to get me going as soon as he did
. For as much good the fire department does it is nice to be able to help
them once and a while .
The Dodge that could not swim...
PICS!!!! on this link.
Now that is the way to wash your truck. The rear of these duallys will
float with nothing in the bed to hold them down. When the wheels came off
the ground in the back and he did not hit the brake to stop the front
wheels away it went in the lake. I missed it going in but got to see it
come out. Lucky for the guy the trailer jack knifed and made it stop
before going deeper.