|August 3, 2017
Approximate time: 1635
Weather Conditions: Clear
Contacted by the Pennsylvania State Police Embreeville Barracks requesting us to respond to Route 41 and Route 372
in Atglen Boro for a multi vehicle accident. We were advised that we were needed to respond for one of the involved
We immediately dispatched one of our heavy duty wreckers, one of our truck tractors, and contacted Null's Recovery &
Site Restoration to respond to the scene.
A few moments later, the State Police called back requesting us to respond for the two passenger vehicles that were
involved in the accident as well. We were also advised that there was a second tractor trailer involved, however, they
believed it was driveable.
At that point, two of our rollbacks were dispatched to the scene as well.
Upon arrival, it was found that a Volvo sedan had been travelling north on Route 41, when it crossed the center line
striking a tractor trailer and a Kia mini van. A second tractor trailer collided with the back of the van. The roadway was
completely blocked and traffic was backed up for several miles in each direction.
The first tractor trailer involved in the collision suffered major damage to the trailer. The trailer's tandems were twisted
making the trailer portion of the unit immobile.
The Volvo and the Kia both suffered major damage. The second tractor trailer involved had minor damage to the front
end of the tractor.
There were fluids covering the roadway and a very large debris field of vehicle parts.
Due to the severity of the damage to the trailer and the major traffic backlog, it was determined that our tractor and the
heavy duty wrecker would work together to carry the trailer off the roadway.
Once given the go ahead by PSP, the tractor and trailer were separated. Our truck tractor was connected to the front of
the trailer. The heavy duty wrecker hooked to the rear of the trailer. The trailer was secured to the axle lift.
The two rollbacks worked to recover the cars from the scene.
The truck tractor would pull the entire combination forward as the heavy duty wrecker reversed.
Our operators assisted NR&SR with cleaning up the large debris field.
The trailer was carried approximately five miles back to our Cochranville facility.
Once at Cochranville, the heavy duty wrecker and truck tractor unhooked from the damaged trailer.
|Above: Truck 141 towing a front discharge concrete mixer from Oxford to Kennett Square.
Below: Truck S10 towing a tractor that was involved in an accident on the PA Turnpike to Harrisburg.