Colorado Springs High-Centered Tractor-Trailer

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High-Centered Tractor-Trailer

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At approximately 10:10 on October 23, 2018, the Colorado Springs Fire Department dispatched Truck 1 to a motor vehicle collision at E. Las Vegas St. and S. Royer St. While en route, Truck 1 was advised that there was a single patient with a hand in jury and a semi-truck that was high-centered on the railroad tracks. Engine 1 and Battalion 1 then placed themselves on the call. Truck 1 arrived on the south side of the intersection and began investigating. At 10:18 a firefighter from Truck 1 spotted a train coming towards the scene on the railroad tracks. Truck 1 moved the patient from the area. The train was able to stop in time and Truck 1 then established Las Vegas Command at 10:19. Battalion 1 arrived and assumed Las Vegas Command. At 10:24, dispatch advised that BNSF was en route and that all trains in the area have been stopped. At 10:43 units made their first attempt to move the semi, by using airbags and putting the semi in reverse. At 10:56 Randy’s Towing Heavy Rescue (50T Wrecker), a local heavy duty towing company, arrived on scene to assist on scene units, and the semi was removed from the tracks with aid of tow truck. The call was terminated at 11:15 and all units started to go in service.

Initial Response: Truck 1

Special Call: Engine 1, Battalion 1, Battalion 2 & PIO 52

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs Community Services & BNSF Railway

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

Weston Heiser Photo ©

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